Vice President tests positive for Covid-19

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Please see full press statement released on the Vice President’s Facebook page: 


July 27, 2022: Vice President, the Honourable Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, who is a member of H.E. President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s delegation on an Official Visit to Washington DC, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus yesterday. Prior to his departure from Guyana, Dr Jagdeo showed no symptoms and had tested negative.

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 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.

Vice President Jagdeo has not shown any symptoms.