Senegal president’s brother tests positive for Coronavirus

The brother of Senegalese president, Macky Sall has announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Aliou Sarr, who is the mayor of Guédiawaye revealed in a statement that he tested positive for the disease on Tuesday, and is being treated at the Dalal Diamm hospital in Dakar. 

The statement read: “Dear compatriots, Dear fellow mayors, Dear colleagues of the COVID follow-up committee, friends and relatives, when I send you this message I am in Dalal Diam hospital where I have just been interned. I have undergone, in fact, a positive COVID income test this Tuesday, May 26, 2020. I ask your prayers to Allah SWT for a speedy recovery of all patients of the COVID. I thank the team of Dalal Diam Hospital for their thoroughness and professionalism.”

Thank you for your attention.

Aliou SALL, Mayor of Guediawaye

President of the Association of Mayors of Senegal.

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His wife is also reported to have also tested positive for the virus and is undergoing treatment at the same hospital.

Mr Sall thanked health workers at the hospital for their professionalism and asked for prayers from the public.

News of the president’s brother testing positive for coronavirus come less than a week before the resumption of classes.

Senegal has so far recorded 3,161 cases of coronavirus with 36 deaths.

The country’s state of emergency is due to end on 2 June. A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.

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