Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara back on duty after Covid recovery

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has recovered from Covid-19 and resumed his duties on Wednesday.

Ouattara, 79, started his self-isolation earlier this month after coming into contact with a positive case. He received treatment and subsequently recovered, his office said in a statement late Wednesday

The office did not at the time mention that the president had tested positive.

President Ouattara had encouraged the Ivorian population to get vaccinated while observing the health measures put in place to fight the disease.