Unity government pledges $ 5.4 million to combat spread of COVID-19

(Thessherald)–As the virus continues to spread in countries bordering South Sudan, the Transitional Government of National Unity has pledged $ 5.4 million to support the fight against the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19).

On Friday, the President Kiir issued a presidential order, constituting a High-Level Task Force Committee to take additional precautionary measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Republican Order No. 08/2020 for the Formation of a High Level Task Force Committee to take Extra Precautionary Measures in Combating the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) into the Republic of South Sudan, 2020 A.D.”

Title and Commencement: “This Order shall be cited as “The Republican Order No.08/2020 for the Formation of a High Level Task Force Committee to take Extra Precautionary Measures in Combating the Spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) into the Republic of South Sudan, 2020 A.D.” and shall come into force on the date of its signature by the President of the Republic.”

The spread of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty and unpredictability, forcing other countries to prohibit unnecessary movements.

Although no cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in South Sudan, the country’s leaders began to close schools and ban all public, social, cultural and religious gatherings.

All overseas visitors traveling to South Sudan from any of the affected countries are checked on arrival and isolated at designated centers for 14 days at their own expense.