The Country’s Deputy President Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail Sayli’i along with his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. The DP has confirmed that he and his wife contracted the coronavirus on a statement that he posted on his official twitter account on Monday. Mr. Sayli’i said that he has been suffering from the virus for the past couple of days. The VP’s situation deteriorated but it is reported that he is now fine and responding to medications. The VP’s office has not so far not commented on the contraction of the virus. Mr. Sayli’i has urged fellow citizens to comply with the directives of the health ministry in the fight against the deadly virus. Current SL Finance Minister, Dr. Sa’ad Ali Shire has tested positive for Covid-19 while on trip to Ethiopia. The VP was the chair of the task force of the national prevention committee against the coronavirus pandemic.