COVID-19 pandemic in South Sudan

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COVID-19 pandemic in South Sudan
COVID-19 Cases in South Sudan.svg
Map of cases by state as of 8 May. Some cases are not shown if their location is unknown
  0 cases or no data
  1–9 cases
  10–49 cases
  50–99 cases
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationSouth Sudan
Arrival date5 April 2020
(2 years, 9 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases203[1]
Active cases201

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached South Sudan on April 5, 2020. As of May 13, there are 203 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Sudan.

On 5 April, the first case of COVID-19 in the country was confirmed in a 29-year-old patient, a United Nations worker who arrived on 28 February from the Netherlands through Ethiopia.[3] South Sudan thus became the 51st African country (out of 54) to confirm a case.

After 28 people tested positive on 28 April, the curfew was extended to be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., all restaurants were only allowed to be takeout, and all passenger boda bodas were banned.[4]

South Sudan has a population of 11 million people, but only four ventilators.

References[change | change source]

  1. "COVID-19: South Sudan reports 9 new cases". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. "South Sudan confirms 16 new COVID-19 cases". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  3. "South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus". Reuters. 2020-04-05. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  4. "COVID-19: South Sudan reviews curfew as cases rise to 34". Radio Tamazuj. Retrieved 2020-04-29.