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“Machar, Wife Have Fully Recovered,” Spokesperson Says

The two tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago.

South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar and his wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, have recovered from Covid-19.

The two tested positive for coronavirus three weeks ago.

According to a statement from Machar’s office, the two were discharged on Saturday “having fully recovered”.

The statement further said the two government officials have been discharged after the second coronavirus confirmation tests conducted on them returned negative.

“The two leaders are therefore expected to resume their daily active public office duties anytime soon, hopefully by Monday, 8 June, 2020,” the newspaper quotes the statement as saying.

South Sudan has recorded 1,317 virus cases, with six recoveries and 14 deaths.