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Four arrested, quarantined in Kapoeta

By Elia Joseph Loful At least three foreigners including a South Sudanese national have been arrested and quarantined in Kapoeta of Eastern Equatoria State, officials has confirmed. The Secretary General of the defunct Kapoeta State David Eriga said the two Kenyans, one Chinese and a local entered Kapoeta through illegal...
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Locusts still a threat to crops –FAO

By Sheila Ponnie Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) in South Sudan said the present number of locusts still remains a threat to crops. They said it was a concern because the swamp was slightly bigger than it was expected. Speaking to Juba Monitor, FAO Country Director,...
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Taskforce permits plane landing for oil companies

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon South Sudan High Level Taskforce on Coronavirus (COVID-19) has granted landing permission to the planes owned by oil companies if they wish to fly its workers to their countries of origin. The decision was reached during the 8th High Level Taskforce meeting in Juba on Monday...
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Ministry of Health launches awareness campaign on coronavirus

By Martha David The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Women Organization for Sustainable Awareness has started an awareness Campaign on Coronavirus (COVID 19) prevention. The campaign targets the markets and parks to raise awareness on how people can stay safe from the deadly coronavirus. Mary Denis, the head...
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Western Equatoria State forms committee against coronavirus

By Wek Atak The Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Mundri County have reiterated their commitment to work together to prevent any possible spread of Coronavirus. The NGOs and the state government formed a state led task force Committee on coronavirus in Mundri on Friday. According to Benjamin Commander Gayos,...
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WFP providing food assistance to four million in S. Sudan

By Sheila Ponnie The World Food Program (WFP), the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management have reached a mutual understanding to distribute food to 4million people that would last for two months. WFP country director, Mathew Hollingworth said the distribution would target the most vulnerable population during this period...
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FEAR lockdown takes upshot on businesses

By Nema Juma Fear griped the business sector in Juba as non-food shops remained locked due to the order issued by the government in the fight to contain and monitor the emergence of Coronavirus in the country. The order was given to ensure the safety of the general public against...
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Citizens defy social distancing order

By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon While non-food items and other business points remain closed following the orders over Coronavirus, some citizens are defying the social distance order that was earlier pronounced to safeguard people from the coronavirus. The Head of High Level Taskforce on Coronavirus preparedness banned social gathering to maintain...
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Taxi operators double fare in Juba

By Martha David Public Taxi drivers in Juba have doubled bus fares to cover the cost of the empty seats. This follows the government directive that all public taxis should carry half passengers to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus. The 14 seat taxis have been ordered to carry...
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