The President of Gambia, Adama Barrow has immediately gone into self-isolation after his Vice-President, Isatou Touray tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 virus which has fast spread across the globe.
A statement from the country’s State House on Wednesday said Isatou Touray who had tested positive for the virus was in “good spirits and will be going into quarantine”.
The Gambia’s State House tweeted: “The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President; Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, @BarrowPresident will immediately be on self-isolation for 2 weeks
This came days after the government of the United States of America, Donald Trump moved to seize a property in the capital of Washington DC belonging to former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.
The US justice department in a statement on Thursday said Jammeh used the proceeds of bribery and embezzled public funds to buy the plush mansion located in a Washington suburb when he was in power.
According to documents presented by the US justice department as part of an effort to seize the property in the US capital, Mr Jammeh bought the $3.5m (£2.8m) house a decade ago.
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