World Bank approves $7.6 million for South Sudan to fight COVID 19

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The World Bank has released USD 7.6 million to help South Sudan respond to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF said.

The country’s first case was reported on 5 April 2020, but the preparations started several weeks ago in anticipation of the disease spread to South Sudan given the scale of the pandemic.

The funds will be spent on training of health personnel on effective infection prevention and control, equip them with the necessary personal protection equipment and handwashing facilities.

South Sudan has four confirmed cases of Coronavirus.