Makuei refuses to undergo test for COVID-19, citing strong immune system

Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information and Broadcasting addressing the press after the African Union heads of state and government summit held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa/Photo: File

May 19, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Minister of Information, Michael Makuei Lueth has reportedly refused to take the Corona virus test, arguing that he has a strong immune system and will not be infected with the Coronavirus, according to a government official interviewed this morning by our investigative reporter.

“He [Makuei] declined to undergo the Coronavirus test, citing that his immune system is strong enough to fight the Coronavirus pandemic,” the official told our correspondent in Juba this morning.

South Sudan has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent days.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced that members of the previous High-level Task Force on COVID-19 had contracted the disease, including FVP, Dr. Riek Machar and his wife Angelina Jany Teny.

The rise in the number of cases raises concerns about the spread of the virus due to the the country’s weak health system.

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