Covid-19: List of powerful politicians that have tested positive.

1.Sudan’s Riek Machar
According to a statement by his office on May 18th,Riek Machar,South Sudan’s Vice President and his wife Angelina Teny, who serves as defence minister, tested positive for the coronavirus.

2.Afghanistan’s Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz.
He contracted the Covid-19 disease in May 7th May but recoverd two weeks later after isolation at his home.

3.Russia’s Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova
The minister tested positive for the virus in May 6th but currently has mild symptoms.

Her Secretary Anna Usacheva says she continues to work remotely with some tasks done online.

4.Nigerian President’s Chief of staff,Abba Kyari.
A close source divulged on 24th March that the 70 year old had tested positive for the virus.

5.Prince Albert,the prince of Monaco,
He tested positive on Thursday but is doing well in self isolation.

6.Israeli ambassador to Germany,Jeremy Issacharoff.
His status was confirmed by the Israeli Foreign ministry in a statement in March 17th.

He was reported to have contracted the virus after a meeting with a deputy from the Federal Assembly of Germany.

7.Simeon Sawadogo
The Burkina Faso’s interior minister has the novel Corona virus.

8.United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson
The 55year old leader tested positive for Corona virus on 27th March.
On April 5th,he was taken to hospital and to intensive Care unit on 6th April.

9.Nigeria’s Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde.

10.Israeli Health Minister,Yaakov Litzman
Together with his wife,they tested positive on April 1.

11.Secretary General of Guinea and former minister Sekou Kourouma.
Sadly,he died of Corona virus on 18th April in Conakry

12.Nuno Gomes the Guinea Bissau’s Prime minister.
He tested positive alon’gside three members of his cabinet accordin’g to the West African Health Ministry on 29th of April.

12.Russia’s Prime Minister,Mikhail Mishustin.
In a video with President Vladimir Putin,the Minister divulged his status and said that he would self-isolate in abid to protect other members of the cabinet.

13.Nephew of Belgium’s Kin’g Philippe,Prince Joachim
The 28 year old tested positive in June 1 for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain.

14.The former Pakistan prime minister, and senior leader of the opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz   Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
On June 8, he tested positive for COVID-19 .

15.Nikol Pashinyan,the Armenian prime minister.
On June 1 ,he divulged that he and his family had tested positive for the virus.

16.Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
He said he and his wife tested positive after taking coronavirus antibody tests on May 28.

He added that initially, he thought he was suffering from remnants of an earlier bout with the flu and a high pollen count,only to be confirmed positive for Corona virus.

17.Khalif Mumin Tohow,the justice minister of Somalia’s autonomous Hirshabelle state.

On April 12,he died  after contracting the coronavirus. Mumin died in Mogadishu’s Martini hospital a day after he tested positive for COVID-19 in the town of Jowhar.

18.Iran’s national assembly Speaker Ali Larijani.
The parliament said on April 2 its speaker tested positive for the coronavirus and is in quarantine.

19.Britain’s Health Secretary Matthew Hancock.
He made public his status on March 27  .Hancock said he would be self-isolating and working from home.

20.Stanislas Ouaro ,Burkina Faso’s minister of education.
He has confirmed being positive for the virus.

21.Poland’s environment minister Michal Wos.
In a tweet on March 16, he said that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

22.Francis Suarez
He is the mayor of the US city of Miami. His status was confirmed on March 13.

23.Franck Riester, the French minister of culture.
Earlier this week,  said he was staying at his home in Paris after contracting the virus.

24.Brazil’s national security adviser Augusto Heleno.
The 72 year old said on March 18 on his Twitter account that he had tested positive for coronavirus, though he did not have any symptoms.

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