Ivory Coast's Ouattara recovers after testing postive for COVID-19, presidency says

FILE PHOTO: Ivory Coast's new government meets at the presidential palace in Abidjan

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to the coronavirus but has now recovered, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Ouattara's office announced on Aug. 3 that he was self-isolating but did not previously announce that he tested positive.

The presidency's statement said Ouattara tested negative on Wednesday and he has returned to his usual activities.

(Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Writing by Aaron Ross; editing by Diane Craft)

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