The brother of Senegal’s president, Aliou Sall has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Aliou Sall, who is the mayor for Guédiawaye, said he was being treated at Dalal Diam hospital in the capital, Dakar.
His wife also tested positive for the virus and was being treated at the same hospital.
Mr. Sall thanked health workers at the hospital for their professionalism and asked for prayers from the public.
Senegal has so far recorded 3,161 cases of coronavirus.
The country has been on a state of emergency that is due to end on 2 June. A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been in place to prevent the spread of the virus.