UK gives 3.5 million Sterling pounds to fight COVID-19 in South Sudan

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The government of the United Kingdom has released 3.5 million Sterling pounds to South Sudan.

According to a press statement, the funding is a financial support to the government’s efforts to control spread of Coronavirus pandemic. It will be channeled to UN agencies and other organizations that will use it in implementation of COVID-19 control activities.

UK Ambassador to South Sudan is Chris Trott. He said the assistance came to South Sudan at a critical time.

Gatwech Peter Kulang is the undersecretary for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. He appreciated the UK government for the support and urged everyone to follow COVID-19 protocols including appropriate distancing and handwashing.

South Sudan has four confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection. Less than hundred people in the country have been tested.