President Adama Barrow will self-isolate for two weeks after his deputy Dr Isatou Touray tested positive for the disease.

“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,” State House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Reports emerged on Tuesday Dr Touray had gone on self-isolation after she came into contact with a GIEPA top official who tested positive for the disease.