The Vice President has tested positive for coronavirus, State House confirmed on Wednesday, a day after reports the country’s No. 2 has gone on self-isolation after she came into contact with an official of GIEPA that tested positive for the disease.

State House said in a statement on its official Facebook page: “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, the President, Adama Barrow will be on self-isolation with immediate effect for two weeks.

“The public is reminded that the Coronavirus is real and exists in The Gambia. The public is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay at home and stay safe.”