S. Sudan records 10 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 45

May 1, 2020 (Thessherald)–The High-Level Task Force On COVID-19 through the Ministry of Health has registered 10 more cases of the Coronavirus pandemic, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 45.

“In the last 24 hours, 299 samples were tested and results released. Of these, 10 tested positive for COVID19. Out of the new cases identified, 9 are male and 1 is female,” said the Ministry of Health. 

In an official statement, the Ministry of Health urges members of the general public to strictly abide by the Coronavirus measures issued by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 headed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vic-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.

“The Ministry of Health is conducting tracing of individuals who had contact with the COVID19 cases. The government urges the public to strictly observe the rules of social distancing and other public health measures declared by the President of the Republic of South Sudan and High Level Task-Force. Report any suspected case to nearest health facility or call to toll free number: 6666.”

“Continue to observe the instructions of Health Authorities particularly washing hands regularly with water and soap; maintaining physical distance from other people (at least keep 2 meters (6 feet) distance between two individuals).”

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