South Sudan government confirms sixth COVID-19 case

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April 25, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government on Saturday said it has recorded another coronavirus case, says bringing the total cases to six.

The coronavirus incident manager at the country’s ministry of health Dr. Angok Gordon Kuol said the case is locally transmitted.

“The case is of an adult. I can confirm this is a local transmission because he is attached to the first case,” Dr. Gordon told the media in Juba on Friday.

He said the latest patient is one of the people who had had contact with the first. This brings to three the number of people who have been infected by the first patient.

“The first case was imported, and then the person here got it from the first case. It’s a local transmission. The patient is being isolated,” he added.

The adult patient is a South Sudanese national, the driver of the first patient – a 29-year-old female UN staff, who arrived from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa on February 28.