President Adama Barrow has tested negative for coronavirus, a day after State House pushed back at rumours the president might have tested positive for the killer virus.

A statement by the presidency Tuesday said: “The public is hereby informed that H.E Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia has tested negative for the Coronavirus. The President’s sample was taken on Thursday, 30th July 2020 and the results came out last night, Monday, 3rd August 2020.

“The Office of the President seizes this opportunity to wish all those infected a speedy recovery and pray for the departed souls to rest in eternal peace.”