South Sudan COVID-19 free, how can we prevent the Pandemic?

This is the Snapshot of the latest update from Worldometer on the COVID-19 cases reported in the course of the day. its most likely to change every moment as cases increase. Picture by Sebit Patrick, 19th March 2020

The world Health Organisation or (WHO) in its recently concluded risk assessment declared South Sudan COVID-19 free, indicates that every country is at a higher risk of the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 177 countries and territories with over 230,000 cases confirmed and over 9,300 deaths. European countries are the most affected.

However in South Sudan, the pandemic hits at a time where tears from the faces of the citizens dries up after a close to decade civil unrest in the country. The president, HE Salva Kiir Mayar-dit during the swearing in of the R-TGoNU ministers declared the country is free of the COVID-19 virus.

In a bid to prevent the outbreak the president has postponed all social gatherings and international conferences including political events in the country

Listen here to his full speech on the COVID-19 outbreak

By Majur Chol, Dolku Media