South Sudan: COVID-19 cases rises to 49

A graphic image of coronavirus (source: Wikipedia)

A graphic image of coronavirus (source: Wikipedia)

May 4, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s coronavirus cases have witnessed a sharp increase on Sunday after 3 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total to 49.

The High-Level Taskforce announced the development in a statement following a meeting on Sunday chaired by the first vice president and deputy chair of the High-Level taskforce in Juba.

“The Honourable Minister [of health] informed the Taskforce that, the Public Health Laboratory, on Sunday 3rd May 2020 released One Hundred and Thirty-Eight test results,” the taskforce said in the statement.

“Of these, three (3) cases were confirmed positive, two were equivocal for retest while one hundred and returned negative,” the satetement added.

it further said “The three (3) confirmed cases are South Sudanese residents of Juba, aged between 24 and 27 years were members of travelers who plan to travel to the states.”

The statement added that it was informed that the patient were not adhering to the taskforce directive to stay at home as cases stand at 49.

“The Taskforce was also informed that some cases quarantined in their homes were not conforming with the rules of their confinement. South Sudan now has Forty-Six (46) confirmed cases,” it said.

“The High-Level Taskforce has learned with concern that some confirmed cases were not conforming to the directives of self-quarantine.

“The High-Level Taskforce resolves to place a moratorium on the travel of the more than one hundred and twenty people who are planning to travel to Akon.”

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