Senegalese president Macky Sall
Senegalese president Macky Sall

Senegalese President Macky Sall put himself under quarantine after contact with a person who had tested positive for COVID-19, Senegalese national TV channel RTS1 reported Wednesday night.

Sall will self-quarantine for 15 days starting Wednesday, RTS1 quoted a press release from the presidential office as saying.

The president has already taken a test, which came back negative, it added. However, RTS1 did not reveal the identity of the person Sall was in contact with. Since March 2, Senegal has reported 6,129 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 93 deaths and 4,072 recoveries.

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