President Kiir issues official statement, wishing Machar quick recovery

President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and First Vic-president Dr. Riek Machar posing for a picture in the capital Juba/Photo: File

Press Statement from Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan

May 20, 2020 (Thessherald)–Your Excellency, May 20, 2020 I write to convey my get-well wishes to you and members of the former High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on COVID-19 who have been tested positive alongside Your Excellency.

It is my hope and prayer that each new day brings Your Excellency and the rest of our comrades closer to a full and speedy recovery. May Almighty God envelops you in good health and spur your quick recovery.

I want to personally encourage you and the rest of your colleagues to go through this with courage and zeal needed to win the battle. We all know that the pandemic is relentless but we will pull through.

I appreciate that you have already taken swift measures to go into self-quarantine. Take good time to rest and fight off this disease naturally.

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