Health Administration distribute buckets and soaps to fight COVID-19

300 buckets modified into hand washing facilities, and 12 cartons of soaps have been distributed among three counties in Abyei Administrative Area.

A women in Agok washes her hands to prevent Coronavirus infection | Credit: Chol Ayiik Chol | AIRS 2020

The head of Health Administration, Nyanwut Mayen says the aim of giving out such items is to encourage people to wash their hands and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“They will be distributed to residential areas, shops, restaurants and everyone will have a place for hand washing,”  Nyanwut says.

“Rumamer with 200 buckets, Mijak 100, Alal 100 buckets and 4 cartons of soaps for each county,” she explains the distribution process.

She says Ameth-aguok County will get their share later because they did not attend the distribution. Nyanwut says that she is working with International Organization for Migration on local production of face masks. The masks will be given freely to residents of Abyei Administrative Area.

Chan Chol, Office Manager of Alal County Commissioner, confirmed that they received 100 buckets and 5 boxes of soaps. He added that the items will be placed at market, health centers and community police stations in Alal County.

Recently, Health Administration announced the first case of coronavirus infection in Abyei Administrative Area.

The patient is a 19-year-old woman. She is still being taken care of at MSF hospital in Agok.