Another South Sudan Vice President tests positive for Coronavirus

South Sudan’s Fifth Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior has tested positive for COVID-19.

De Mabior informed the public about her status in a Facebook post. She says she is self-isolating and doctors are monitoring her situation.

South Sudan’s Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior tests positive for COVID-19
Source: VP Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior

Ms Nyandeng is the last South Sudanese Vice President to contract COVID-19.

South Sudan’s First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Teny, the minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs contracted the coronavirus in May 2020.

Weeks after his appointment, the chairman of the National Committee on COVID-19 and Fourth Vice President, Hussein Abdelbagi, confirmed that he too had also tested positive.

That very week, Second Vice President James Wani Igga revealed that he had contracted the virus.

Days after joining the unity government last year, Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth announced that he tested positive for Covid-19.

That very week, the former minister for National Security, Dr Majak Agoot, also confirmed that he had gotten infected.

In December last year, former South Sudanese Ambassador to Russia and former Presidential Legal Advisor, Telar Ring Deng, died at an Aspen medical facility days after declaring on social media that he was sick with the virus.

(With input from Agencies)