Nineteen coronavirus contacts on serious watch

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon As South Sudan confirmed its second coronavirus case on Tuesday evening, the 19 of the 34 contacts to the first patients are under serious investigation, the incident Manager for Coronavirus said.  The country confirmed its second case of the COVID-19 on Tuesday evening. The second patient...

Testing kits only available on case definition alerts

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon The Ministry of Health has said that the testing kits are not enough for everyone who wish to be tested for coronavirus but could only be available for those who have manifested the like symptoms of the pandemic. South Sudan has already confirmed two cases. Both...

Over 100 people abducted in Lainya County

By Elia Joseph Loful At least 107 civilians have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Lainya County of Central Equatoria States allegedly by the National Salvation Front (NAS). The people abducted include women. South Sudan People’s Defense Force Spokesperson Maj. General Lul Ruai Koang alleged the young people were forcefully...

Latest situation report on the coronavirus

HIGHLIGHTS One new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: São Tomé and Príncipe. The 7th April, marks World Health Day and this year WHO pays tribute to the incredible contribution of all health workers, especially nurses and midwives. Nurses are the largest component of the health...

Open letter to Hon. Paul Mayom Akec, Minister of Interior

Concern over intention to silence ‘Beli Community, Wulu County I would like to congratulate you for your appointment as National Minister of Interior in the Republic of South Sudan. This is a trust bestowed on you by our able President, H.E General Salva Kiir Mayardit, assuming that you will serve...

IDPs in Juba complain over lockdown

By Martha David Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Protection of Civilian sites in Jebel are complaining over the lockdown imposed by the police due to Coronavirus outbreak in the country. According to the IDPs, the government locked the PoC after South Sudan confirmed it first case of COVID-19 on...

South Sudanese refugees stranded at Elegu Border

By Mandela Nelson Denis South Sudanese refugees who had travelled to receive their food ratios in the refugee camps in Uganda are currently stranded in Elegu for a week now due to the border closure. The refugees who crossed to Uganda, did not manage to come back to South Sudan...

Youth urged to fight COVID-19

By Mandela Nelson Denis A youth activist is urging his fellow youth in the country to desist from spreading hate speech but rather focus on fighting the coronavirus. As South Sudan had already confirmed two cases, there was a rise in hate speech in social media against aid workers. Speaking...
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