On 4 April South Sudan has confirmed its first case of infection with the coronavirus infection. This was stated at a briefing the Vice-President of Riec Machar, reports Africa News.
According to him, the patient is a 29-year-old woman who arrived in South Sudan from Netherlands via Ethiopia.
The mission of the United Nations said that ill employee of the mission.
The publication notes that South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, seriously affected by the civil war. Since 2013, its victims of steel of more than 380 thousand people.
After coronavirus has been confirmed in South Sudan in the continental part of Africa there is only one state where at the moment not found a single case of infection with mers – Lesotho. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, a single case COVID-19 was also not registered in Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea, and the Comoros.
As written by Africa News in South Sudan even before the identification of the first patient were closed bars, night clubs, shops (except grocery). The country also imposed a curfew.