Gambia leader isolates after deputy contracts virus


by bbcafrica

The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has gone into self-isolation after his vice-president, Isatou Touray, tested positive for coronavirus.

Ms Touray said she was in “good spirits and will be going into quarantine”.

President Barrow will isolate for two weeks, according to a statement from the presidency.

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The country has so far confirmed 326 coronavirus cases and eight deaths, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University.

The Gambian government has been urging citizens to wear masks and maintain a distance of three steps between each other to prevent the spread of the virus.