The Department of Public Information disclosed moments ago that Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He had joined President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s delegation on an official visit to Washington DC.

Guyana Standard understands that Dr. Jagdeo showed no symptoms and had tested negative prior to departure from Guyana.

President Ali and all other members of his delegation were also tested and the results returned negative. President Ali and other members of his delegation will continue with the remainder of the agenda.

The delegation has already completed a number of successful engagements over the past two days, including meetings with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken; Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves and US Business Leaders and Government Officials.

President Ali also participated in an engagement with the Atlantic Council; a reception at Woodrow Wilson Center and a discussion with Ambassador Mark Green.



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