The Gambia's President Adama Barrow has gone into self-isolation after vice president Isatou Touray tested positive for COVID-19.
The presidency confirmed the development on Wednesday, urging citizens to adhere to the set health guidelines in efforts to curb further spread of the disease.
"The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, President Adama Barrow will immediately be on self-isolation for 2 weeks," said the presidency.
"The public is reminded that the Coronavirus is real and exists in The Gambia. The public is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay home and stay safe."
The Gambia has reported 326 COVID-19 infections and eight deaths, according to data from the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.