South Sudan reviews restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

President Salva Kiir (Chairperson) and Dr. Riek Machar (Deputy Chairperson) of High Level Task Force on Coronavirus

South Sudan has reviewed restrictions after it confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday. With these new infections, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country is 34.

The High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 announced that night curfew will start from 7 PM till 6 AM.

Boda-boda will carry cargo only while a taxi will continue to carry passengers equivalent to its half capacity.

The additional restrictions came into effect on Wednesday.

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the Deputy Chairman of the Task Force says all the 28 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were contacts of the 5th Coronavirus patient. He says they are quarantined in one center.

John Andruga, South Sudanese Ambassador to China, where COVID-19 started urged South Sudanese to follow guidelines. The ambassador says fighting Coronavirus pandemic needs self-discipline.