South Sudan Defence Minister: COVID-19 is a threat to national security

South Sudan Minister of Defence, Honourable Angelina Teny (centre) speaking to journalists during press conference on COVID-19, yesterday. This took place at the Headquarters of South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF,) Bilpham. Picture by Majur Chol Khor | 17 Mar 2020

With over 2 million infections and nearly 150,000 deaths related to COVID-19 worldwide, South Sudan is taking no chances. ‘COVID-19 High Level Task Force’ is enforcing preventive measures in a bid to avoid the spread of the disease.

The pandemic is a threat to the country’s security, according to Minister of Defence, Honourable Angelina Teny.

While addressing media, in Juba, Teny wants all resources to be directed towards combating further infections.

In order to paint a clear picture of the devastation COVID19 has caused, she likened the pandemic to a worst battlefield. Take a listen

Majur Chol Khor