Kiir orders political leaders returning from abroad to self-quarantine 

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit as he arrives in Khartoum for signing ceremony of transitional agreement between Sudan’s military and protesters on Saturday, August 17th 2019 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

March 16th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has ordered political leaders who recently returned to the country for formation of the country unity government to self-isolate for two weeks.

This comes following new directives issued by the South Sudanese head of state to combat the outbreak of cornavirus.

“We are taking immediate actions and scale up response to detect, treat and reduce transmission in order to save lives,” Kiir said during a speech in J1 today.

“I have ordered self quarantine of all senior government officials who have just arrived from countries with established local infection and transmission of COVID-19,” said the South Sudanese heads of state.

Kiir also Saif he had “directed security and law enforcement agencies to support the Ministry of Health in enforcing isolation, self- quarantine, removing COVID-19 suspects and relocating them to isolation centres.”

“All international conferences slated to take place in South Sudan have temporarily been postponed due to the looming threat of COVID-19,” he added.

He further advised the people of South Sudan to observe “10 basic measures to prevent the spread of the virus in order to save lives.”

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