The ministry of health has announced 77 people have newly tested positive for coronavirus bringing to 403 the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country.

“Only a soupçon of the new cases were imported – the bulk of the cases were locally transmitted,” the health ministry said in its sitrep No. 108 while confirming the new cases.

It comes as the Vice President Dr Isatou Touray was confirmed of having tested positive for coronavirus, a development which has prompted the president entering self-isolation.