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South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus


Health worker disinfencts Juba airport from coronavirus on 31 January 2020 (AFP photo)April 5, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on Sunday, according to two separate statements issued by the South Sudanese government and the United Nations in South Sudan.

The patient is a 29-year female UN Staff member who arrived in Juba from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa on 28th February 2020.

The office of UN resident and humanitarian coordinator said that the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are leading an investigation to test people recently in contact with the patient.

"She started working from home immediately after the onset of the symptoms and voluntarily requested to be tested to check her status with regard to COVID-19. The patient is recovering well," said the UN.

Also, it reassured that a list of people who were into contact with the patient is quarantined for 14 days. Further, they will be tested for the respiratory disease and those who develop symptoms will be tested for COVID-19.

For its part, the High-Level Taskforce on Coronavirus headed by FVP Riek Machar, in a statement released today, recalled South Sudanese basic protective measures to avoid being exposed to this virus. such as washing hands regularly, stay at home and avoid gathering.

The task force underscored the partial lockdown from 08:00 pm to 06.00 am which had been announced recently.

Also, it banned social events including weddings, festivals, sport and religious events. The same for the gathering except funeral gathering which should be limited to five people.

South Sudan is the last country to confirm coronavirus cases in the region.


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  • 5 April 18:51, by Kenyang ll

    Coronavirus has been here. Perhaps failed, corrupt regime in J1 will be surprised.

    • 6 April 10:09, by Midit Mitot

      South Sudanese, cia ku lach,,,

  • 5 April 18:53, by The Rhino

    Experts knew that this Coronavirus will hit South Sudan!It was only the question of time till severe disaster aka COVID-19 strikes the country.African countries were directly warned by the WHO chairmanship,that Coronavirus is real, and that they should prepare for the worse,.end quote!!!

    • 5 April 19:00, by The Rhino

      South South,

      Where’re you at,you little Dinka pussy,speak up,you fucking vagrant!!!

      • 5 April 19:17, by South South

        The Rhino,

        You monkey fucking up, this is just one case of coronavirus. It will not spread in South Sudan. Our heat will deal with it. Pussy is with Mundari women who urinate standing in the public. Get the hell out here you fucking dirty monkey. Mundari are last people to talk with us.

        • 5 April 19:45, by The Rhino

          South South,

          Look at you!Again,Australia has squarely hot temperatures and humidity too,just like South Sudan, but COVID-19 is ravaging that damn country with viral authority like no other.South Sudan is nothing compared to Australia.People will keep on dying and so shall those around the world with weaker barriers and staminas against challenges and preparedness for brutal epi-or pandemics as...

          • 5 April 20:07, by The Rhino

            South South,
            ..this one,..the Coronavirus.Shit,as for women pissing midair,..I cordially encourage every woman(foreign or domestic) to avoid every contact with any object at rest rooms in South Sudan at this time,..meaning discharge all bodily fluid/liquid at LONG RANG!!!I don’t care how you Black/White/Asian women do it, but please avoid proximity to any object situated around you, you will......

            • 5 April 20:40, by The Rhino

              ...thank me tomorrow,trust me.This is some serious staff.And if any goddamned security motherfucker approaches you,tell him/them,that you much care about the spread of any disease.Well,some might call it the "Rhino piss",I really don’t care if this keeps all women far and save from infections.Now,this fucking Dinka idiot ’South South’ have no any idea how dedicatedly our Mundari or KARO women.....

              • 5 April 20:55, by The Rhino

                ...practice and keep themselves sterile and safe apart from diseases past on from their direct husbands or love interests.Shit,NO tabus here goddamn it.These hygiene secrets were well known since the days of our ancient Pharoahs/ic times.So,fuck anybody who disputes that,you included ya Dinka bastard!

          • 5 April 20:15, by South South

            The Rhino,

            Shit, No one single country in Africa until today has peak of coronavirus cases. Go and clean your dirty ass first then come back to us. Yesterday, I was told coronavirus originate from "wet markets" in China. People who eat dogs, cats, monkeys, rats. You are in monkey. We have virus now in Juba, next Mundari land. Fuck, let it eliminate Mundari tribe first because they are dirty.

            • 5 April 21:18, by The Rhino

              South South,

              Trust me,Coronavirus is out there thirsty searching worthless,lazy Dinka bastards and homeless vagrants.Soon you will hear that your own old tribal uncles (JCE) unexpectedly die, one after the other,which they really deserve.Listen,South Sudan is more than your shit Dinka tribe.Your end will be very nasty and dirty!!!

              • 6 April 00:58, by Langbaar

                The Rhino,
                You fellows obsession with Dinkas/Jenges borders insanity. Virus or diseases for that matter don’t discriminate. South Sudanese people shouldn’t panic though. Following instructions from the health authorities and avoid ignorant would work just fine. The Rhino, for ages, the Dinkas/muonyjiengs know how to control the viruses and communicable diseases without modern medicines chap>>>

                • 6 April 01:19, by Langbaar

                  In Dinka/Jieng cattle camp and villages, when cattle diseases like foot and mouth, mad cow disease, Antrax and so on are always avoided or quarantine in a particularly geographical area. It the same with humans, a village or cattle camp where diseases like, Small pox, Anthrax, Leprosy, Measles etc are always isolated or avoided, remember, all these diseases are known in Dinka/Jieng dialects>>>

                  • 6 April 01:25, by Langbaar

                    Of course these diseases kill the Dinkas/Jenges’ people and their life stocks, but the Dinkas/Jenges always to whatever they can to protect themselves and their life stocks. The Dinkas/Jenges of the Sudan always used everything they have including traditional medicines to try to cure those diseases. The Rhino chap, The Dinkas/Jenges have been around since the humanity started.>>>>

                    • 6 April 01:34, by Langbaar

                      Do you know why the HIV/AIDS infection rate among the Dinka/Jenge communities here in South Sudan and even in East Africa countries where many Dinkas/Jenges are also is negligible? It is simply because of what I had just explained above. HIV/AIDS infections in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and upto South Africa was exceptional high in 1980th-to late 1990th>>>>

                      • 6 April 01:56, by Langbaar

                        But in the South Sudan, infection rate is exceptional low. The Rhino chap, if were the Dinkas/Jenges controlling this Corona virus in other countries, ’Wuhan in China’ where the ’Corona virus allegedly sprung open would have been isolated or avoided’ and the Wuhan in China be given everything to contain ’coronavirus’. But the US and many countries in Europe and others became ’cocky or prideful’ and removed their citizens from the alleged epiecentre of virus to their countries>>>>

                        • 6 April 02:03, by Langbaar

                          to state honestly, the US, the Europeans and other countries were acting to rescue their citizens from coronavirus, but there was some ’tinge of arrogant and political game play’ in all that. China was being somehow or subtly to told, ’ she cannot manage fight the virus without the US or the west. The whole cheap and dirty intrigue ’backfired pretty badly’ on the criminals dirty faces>>>

                          • 6 April 02:09, by Langbaar

                            And now innocent Europeans, Americans and others around the world who have nothing to do with politics are paying a heavy price, that they don’t deserve. The corporate America media machine and her allies were even gloating over all this that a country should have to a coronavirus to be seen to be a country, and there you have it>>>>

    • 6 April 20:53, by Dinka-Defender-General

      The Rhino, whatever your name is. This is not joke or laughing matter. This virus will be disaster to the country. COVID-19 doesn’t know different between Dinka, Nuer, Equatoria, and many other tribes in South Sudan. You should pray for the country and fight for the unity instead of nonsense. We, the South Sudanese are not ready to fight this disease.

  • 5 April 19:12, by injuba

    Considering an incubation period of max. 14 days and her arriving already on Feb.28th, she got infected in South Sudan. Uganda reported a case in Adjumani,the man hasn’t been in contact with anybody returning from abroad. But he commuted to Elugo, so could have been in contact with persons crossing from SSD. Is must have been in the country for a while, but hey - no testing, no findings.

    • 5 April 19:19, by injuba

      Luckily the population is very young on average, so most people will not even realise that they got infected. The ones getting critical ill will be doomed, but everybody getting critical ill so far in South Sudan was doomed, unless being part of the creedy political cast and being able to go abroad. But even this one is not an option anymore.

  • 5 April 22:44, by Mayendit

    Here are some steps needed by the South Sudanese government. 1 first thing is to be reunites strongly because there is no joke about coronavirus. Second, released all detainees whether their cases was the killing issued. Third provider whatever you have and take to counties,Payam Bama.

  • 5 April 23:19, by Mayendit

    Continue on advised steps. Sending Doctors and Nurses to the counties with full equipment because our most worries are the worries is about the people living in the communities and their animals because this coronavirus can make all animals sickness. Also government must buys food to be available now.

    • 5 April 23:39, by Mayendit

      I am sorry readers. It happened some time, the computer changing my words and adding wrong form likewise, it repeated one word. Please when you see on the above then, just ignore it. Thanks

  • 5 April 23:31, by Mayendit

    Finally, I heard the Taskforce which includes first vice President Machar must send people across the country so that, they have to educated civilians about coronavirus and how to take for themselves. Gathering at any time or place must be banned. We have appreciated police in Jonglei State’s Bor town. Anyone violates rules must be fine period. May God bless you all.

  • 6 April 00:03, by Mayendit

    I am back because I had forgotten to mention important thing so that, the South Sudanese government must put it in to consideration. Please the 14 days coronavirus mandatory are not accurately. 21 days is absolutely correct one. There have been a frequent reports the people who were tested negative after 14 days went home and they exposed love one. 21 days is the most accurate.

  • 6 April 00:15, by Mayendit

    Other important is the people who have been contacted with the currently UN Staffer must be isolated along with others people which they have been living for three weeks. According to exprties Medical, one person can exposed thousand in one day only so be aware now, the South Sudanese people are at risk.

  • 6 April 01:48, by conservative

    No listen idiot out there this is first United Nations person with covdit19 brought to south Sudan and it’s fvp Job to deal with it lol keep away and make sure not to come again be careful with those savages UN staffer trying their best to confirm that one 😂😂 it has been happened in south Sudan

    • 6 April 04:40, by Mayendit

      You are right, the people who are running government don’t know how to protects citizens from natural disasters or diseases like this coronavirus. Coronavirus is a airborne that,it can catch people through respiratory breathing as well as touching your body. I think more investigations is needed special, was that person work in South Sudan and for along she was been there?.

  • 6 April 04:54, by Mayendit

    I would like to clarify this coronavirus. Our concerns was not the patient because she has been tested positive already, but remember, she was been shopping, and visited every city side within Juba and as I am certified nurse, I strongly belief that, she had exposed thousand people and same thing to who gets infected exposed many people in Juba.

  • 6 April 05:03, by Games

    How David James Shearer knows that the virus are in the country couple of days ago? I think if there are real leaders in this country, they must to Ask UN staffs who are currently working across the country some questions. The white people were deliverly brought the virus into country by purposes. But God knows everythings the people of South Sudan has been through

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