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South Sudan’s coronavirus cases rise to 156


Health worker disinfencts Juba airport from coronavirus on 31 January 2020 (AFP photo)
May 10, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan on Sunday reported 36 new coronavirus cases, taking the country’s total to 156 confirmed infections.

In statements on Sunday, Richard Laku, director of planning and research at the health ministry said the confirmed cases include two Ugandan nationals, a Kenyan and a Congolese national.

Laku further said that confirmed that locally transmitted infections rose in the country without giving the number of patients infected inside the country.

The first cases of COVID-19 involved travellers arriving from abroad.

The ministry of environment will launch a campaign to disinfect markets and public transport as part of the government efforts to prevent the spread of the respiratory disease.

Activists on the social media released a video showing the Michael Makuei information minister urging people to go to work after saying South Sudan is free of coronavirus.

"South Sudan is free of coronavirus so people have to work," Makuei said on Friday.

South Sudan confirmed its first coronavirus case on 5 April.


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  • 11 May 02:29, by Kenyang ll

    Good, quickly bring it to Salva Kiir & Riek Machar while they are fighting over oil and territories.

    • 11 May 10:01, by Midit Mitot

      Contradiction, 156 cases and South Sudan is free from Covid-19?.

      Only God will help otherwise we are finish.

      • 11 May 10:57, by Nueri Dial

        My brother, it is truth vs False: Makuey Lueth (Makuey Kaca) can never report truth. I hope world should now know who tell truth. Nuer (Dr.Riak/Task-force) or Dinka (Makuey/No virus). Dinka never admit truth

  • 11 May 06:38, by Chiir

    I believe the number is much higher than the 156 cases reported because not many tests are being conducted. And while COVID.19 cases are on the rise, one move that has taken many people by surprise is the easing of the restrictions including changing the curfew from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Many of us do not understand the rationale behind this.

  • 11 May 06:49, by Chiir

    ...what do most South Sudanese do at night to have the curfew to 10:00 PM? South Sudan has only one shift, which is the day shift. So, allowing people to roam the city night banging themselves here and there isn’t doing them any favor. soon or later most of the prostitutes will test positive and those who pull around with them will pay a huge price. Keep joking!

    • 11 May 11:00, by Nueri Dial

      Jaang rely on looting and stealing which is night duty. They didn’t rove anyone since the beginning of lock down.

  • 11 May 07:20, by Mayendit

    First of all, I would like to thanks Sudan Trubune and the Editorial Team for bringing this Topic to South Sudanese people. I did mention this issue when I was commenting different article hours ago. Without any doubt in mind, the President Kiir had lifted restrictions too early instead, the reopening should have study with careful step by step.

  • 11 May 07:31, by Mayendit

    The lifted on restrictions in South Sudan have the world caught up with surprise and the South Sudanese people from around the Globe are wondering and questioning the responsibility of the President Kiir Mayardit. Social distancing have not been put in to practice example, signs on how they will be doing was not there.

  • 11 May 07:46, by Mayendit

    Let say I am the President of South Sudan. The first thing that will stick in my mind is the lives for my citizens. I will sit down with the highest Taskforce including 5 vice president which is also ashameful to say but any way trying to Identify the reopening process to make sure large numbers are not gathering in one place. Shop keepers must puts the sign so that, the customers must obeyed.

  • 11 May 07:59, by Mayendit

    The South Sudanese president Kiir Mayardit and his 5 vice presidents are not challenging each other because they don’t care on what will happen to citizens. I think the South Sudanese people have been exposed already way before coronavirus arrived. You have organization suggesting that, the government doesn’t know exactly how many people have been exposed?.

  • 11 May 09:43, by Nueri Dial

    It happen only in Dinka (Jaang) government to deny the reality on ground. Kiir lifted restriction as advice from Kuol Manyang whom was influenced by Makuey Lueth (Makuay Kac)

  • 11 May 11:04, by Games

    South Sudan is a only country where the bars, clubs, churches gathering and the parliament assembly are still operating. In fact the Covid-19 cases are well over 300 peoples across the country. And who knows if some of them are deads already. Salva Kiir Mayardit is completely backwards president.

    • 11 May 12:39, by South South


      We have zero person in hospital, we have zero death and we have zero severe cases of coronavirus, what we have are light cases. Our country needs to reopen and move on. Nuers can crying as they want and that’s the only thing they can do, wicked.

      • 11 May 13:40, by Nueri Dial

        South South,
        No need to blame Nuer in Covid 19 issue. I agree with lifting restriction so that it will allow to Kill Kiir Mayar soon. Can you tell me why you (Dinka) have 80% of Covid 19 cases? i hope it is because you still loot people at night

        • 11 May 14:38, by South South

          Nueri Dial,

          Two things:
          1- What do you mean by " it will allow to Kiir Kiir Mayar soon?
          2- There are over 4 million people in the world infected by coronavirus, are those Dinka?
          You see, you struggle like other Nuers who will learn only when things are hot. Kuol Manyang is our senior advisor to our president and he will continue to make big decisions in South Sudan.

          • 11 May 17:08, by Langbaar

            Nueri Dial,
            Your fellows usual ignorant is again showing. Who says viruses or communicable diseases do discrimate people? Keep playing games, but you people reckless lifestles is a sure boon to Coronavirus, AIDS, Ebola or cholera. Just have a look on how many Nuers are living in a slums-like areas in Bentiu, Malakal, Akoba, Juba and Gambella region. Oh well, it would be a Jaangs/Dinkas fault>>>

            • 11 May 17:15, by Langbaar

              as always should these viruses or communicsble diseases manage to take hold in South Sudan like they had done in other countries. Our Nuer ke nyantoc are informed to get the hell out of these filthy so-called UN compounds and prepare your own lands and grow your own food to have enough to eat and sell the surpluses to others countries to have some money your pockets and pay taxes to get>>>>

              • 11 May 18:52, by Langbaar

                services given in the Nuerlands. But all you losers always do is to cramp your asses into these filthy so-called UN compounds and want to be given free handouts by the UN and the NGOs. And your foolish Riek Machar even want to the UN and the NGOs or the regional countries to take over South Sudan simply to fulfil his lust for power at all costs over the backs>>>

                • 11 May 21:16, by Langbaar

                  over our country and our people. But the low life and his allies don’t know how much the *traitors, foreign puppets and their allies and treasons, almost destroyed our country and our people*. South Sudan is not a Jaangs/Muonyjangs of the Sudan country and we will never ever ever want the *evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their creeps who covet>>>>

  • 12 May 21:19, by Gorjang Gany

    And why the COVID 19 still rising and Makuey said that, there is no cronavarus in the country. Is it because he is not yet tested to know his COVID19 status? But i believe he will be positive.

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