Partial Lockdown in South Sudan as Covid-19 Cases Rise

The country's national taskforce on Covid-19 has reintroduced a partial lockdown amid a surge of new cases. Vice President Abdelbagi Akol who leads the taskforce, asked citizens to respect the month long restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Public transport has also been stopped from operating at full capacity but bike operators are still allowed to convey passengers or cargo. As at February 5, 2021, the country has 4,267 Covid-19 cases, with 3,634 recoveries and 66 deaths.


Fighting Covid-19 in South Sudan (file photo).

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