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South Sudan has confirmed Cases of COVID-19 inside the UN Civilian Protection Site

The government has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 found inside the UN Civilian Protection Camp in the capital, Juba.

According to UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), there are nearly 30,000 civilians sheltering at the camp in Juba.

A man washes his hands to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Juba, South Sudan, on April 6, 2020. Associated Press

As of mid-April, UNMISS reported there are 190,000 people in their protection camps across South Sudan. The government has warned aid workers in South Sudan the coming threat if the spreading of COVID-19 starts in the crowded camps.

With two new cases, the young country has confirmed 174 cases of COVID-19 as of May 12, 2020. The health system of the country relies on NGOs' support. Most of the confirmed cases have been treated at home because of lacking resources at the Dr. John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit, which has only 24 beds and is being expanded to 80.

Source: TIME USA.

#SouthSudan, #Coronavirus

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