May 7, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s ministry of health said on Wednesday that sixteen more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, the second highest in a day since the government confirmed 28 cases in a single day last week.
The announcement brings the to South Sudan’s coronavirus tally to 74.
“188 test results were released by the Public Health Laboratory out of which 16 were confirmed positive while 35 have to be rerun and 137 were negative,” said a statement by the taskforce.
“The confirmed cases are South Sudanese citizens who have been granted approval to travel to the states from Juba and some from the previous 58 cases.”
The taskforce blames noncompliance to its directives for the exponential rise in coronavirus cases in the past one week.
It recommends President Salva Kiir to issue a provisional order on COVID-19 to force the implementation of preventive directives.