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Guinea-Bissau Top Gov’t Officials Test Positive For COVID-19

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Guinea-Bissau Top Gov’t Officials Test Positive For COVID-19

The destructive nature of the Novel Coronavirus is being felt by all and sundry. The virus which is no respecter of persons, affluence or anything is really making life unbearable.

Guinea-Bissau’s Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for COVID-19 alongside three members of his cabinet, the health ministry has revealed.

Nabiam, Interior Minister Botche Cande and two other ministers were diagnosed quarantined at a hotel in the capital Bissau, Health Minister Antonio Deuna told media personnel.

He did not provide details of the officials’ condition or treatment, but warned the country’s rate of infection could escalate.

The West African nation has so far confirmed more than 70 cases and one death.

Nabiam came third in last year’s presidential election and was selected by the eventual winner, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, to be prime minister in late February.

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C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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