Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara is in self-isolation after being in contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19, the presidency said in a statement.
The office of the presidency did not reveal the name of the person who tested positive for the pandemic.
If the president’s isolation is prolonged he might not be able to take part in the official Independence Day ceremony in a few days as is usually the case.
Ivorians will be celebrating the country’s Independence Day on 7 August.
President Ouattara has encouraged the Ivorian population to get vaccinated while respecting the protection measures in place in order to fight the disease.