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South Sudan vice president Abdelbagi contracts Covid-19

The newly appointed chairman of the South Sudan’s reconstituted National Committee on Covid-19 has tested positive for the coronavirus, the national ministry of health has confirmed.

Fifth Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi is the fifth South Sudan’s senior government official to publicly announce his test results following last week’s announcement by the First Vice President Riek Machar and his wife Aneglina Teny – the minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs who publicly revealed they had tested positive for Covid-19.

Mr Abdelbagi is the fifth vice president in the country’s unity government


Days after Dr Machars’ announcement, Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth also confirmed he was positive for the coronavirus.

On Tuesday this week, former South Sudan’s minister for national security, Dr Majak Agoot, revealed his laboratory results via Twitter, stating that was doing well after contracting Covid-19.

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