Sierra Leone president’s bodyguard catches coronavirus

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio./AFP
Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio./AFP

A bodyguard of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has tested positive for coronavirus.

The president on Monday night announced that he was in good health despite a staffer testing positive.

He also said that all his family members were in good health and none had shown coronavirus symptoms.

“My government will continue to be transparent and urges citizens to protect themselves by following all hygiene and other protocols,” the president added in a tweet.

President Bio will self-quarantine for 14 days because of having contact with the bodyguard, according to BBC’s Umaru Fofana.

Sierra Leone has to date confirmed 43 coronavirus cases.