Machar, Angelina are back on their feet after contracting COVID-19, more on SSBC tonight

Opposition leader Dr.
Riek Machar and his wife, Angelina Teny posing for a picture in their official residence after contracting COVID-19/Photo: Office of the First Vice-President

COVID-19 Updates


May 24, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar and Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs, Angelina Jany Teny are faring well, and are due to appear on SSBC TV toning to reassure the nation about their health conditions after days of uncertainty.

“South Sudan’s First Vice President, H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, and the Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, H. E. Madam Angelina Teny, giving Eid El Fitre Al Mubarak and in-good-health update on COVID-19 statements to SSBC today, Sunday, 24 May, 2020, from their official residencein Juba,” said James Gatdet Dak, Press Secretary in the Office of the FVP.

Last week, South Sudan’s First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar and his wife, Angelina who’s also a senior government official had contracted the virus after coming into contact with infected members of the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation has a total of 655 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 6 recoveries and six deaths.

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