Central Bank Governor Dier Ngor test positive for COVID-19

Central Bank Governor, Hon. Dier Tong Ngor | Photo: File

Central Bank Governor, Hon. Dier Tong Ngor | Photo: File

The Governor of the Central Bank of South Sudan, Hon. Dier Tong Ngor has tested positive for COVID-19 and self-isolated himself at home.

In a brief statement on social media, Tong assured members of the public to be optimistic and remain less concerned about his health condition as the symptoms are not severe.

He also said that he would work from home to avoid spreading the virus to other people until he fully recovers.

“To all family members, colleagues, and friends. This is to announce to you that I have just tested covid19 positive. As of now, I have no any severe symptoms, only a mild body and muscles aches and a mild dry cough. No fever, no headache, no lost of taste or smell or running nose. I will be working from home from tomorrow, since I will be on self isolation for the next two week. I shall be updating you from time to time.”

Hon. Dier Tong Ngor was appointed as the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan (BSS) on May 9th, 2018, making him the 4th Governor since the independence of South Sudan. Prior to his appointment, he was serving as the 1st Deputy Governor (BSS) and had served in different capacities within BSS over the years.

Earlier this month, the National Taskforce on Coronavirus imposed a partial lockdown following an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

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