Guinea-Bissau PM and three ministers test positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam

Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam has tested positive for coronavirus, the health ministry has said. Interior Minister Botche Cande and two other ministers also have Covid-19 and have been quarantined at a hotel in the capital Bissau. He did not provide details of the officials’ condition or treatment, but warned the country’s rate of infection could rise.

Guinea-Bissau has a poor healthcare system due to mismanagement and a lack of resources. The country has so far confirmed 205 coronavirus cases and one death.