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