Vice President Dr Isatou Touray tested negative for coronavirus at the second time of asking, as State House said she is responding well to treatment.

A statement by the presidency said: “The Office of the President is pleased to inform the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray has been responding to treatment and her second sample test result which was conducted 5th August 2020 came out negative for COVID 19, today, 8th August 2020.

“His Excellency has been informed and he wishes the Vice President and all those infected speedy and full recovery.

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