South Sudan has 1st COVID-19 case
Officials in South Sudan confirm the first case of COVID-19. The country becomes the 51st country of 54 countries in Africa face with the disease.
The 29-year-old woman, who arrived in the country from Netherlands on February 28, first experienced symptoms of the disease on April 2 and is recovering, said officials. The patient is under quarantine and the health workers are tracing the people who contacted her since she came to the country.
“The only vaccine is social distancing,” said First Vice President Riek Machar.
South Sudan has 11 million people with only four ventilators right now. The country wants to increase the number of ventilators. According to Machar, the only vaccine right now is social distancing.
Source from The New York Times: https://nyti.ms/2UGzKOG