The Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Nuno Nabiam and three of his cabinet ministers have tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to the country’s Health Minister, Antonio Deuna, the Prime Minister and the Ministers are being quarantined at a hotel in the country’s capital, Bissau.
The other infected officials include Interior Minister Botche Cande and two secretaries of state, Mario Fambe and Monica Buaro.
This is coming just after President Umaro Sissoco Embalo placed a major order for COVID-organics (organic concoction is said to cure virus-infected patients) from Madagascar.
Guinea-Bissau has so far recorded 73 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with one death, and 18 recoveries according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.
President Umaro Sissoco Embalo had also extended the nationwide state of emergency due to the disease, to May 11.
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.