JUBA — First Vice President Riek Machar and his wife, Defense Minister Angelina Teny, are expected to resume duties from offices on Monday after recovering from COVID-19, an official statement said.
Machar and Angelina went on self-isolation in Juba three weeks ago after both tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“The First Vice President, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and the Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, H.E. Madam Angelina Teny, have both been discharged today (Saturday) as having fully recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19),” a statement from Machar’s office said on Saturday.
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 statement reads in part.
Other officials who also tested positive for the virus are Vice President for Economic Cluster James Wani Igga, Vice President for Services Cluster Hussein Abdelbagi and Information Minister Michael Makuei.
South Sudan has registered 1,317 infections.