May 23, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has today announced 92 new cases of coronavirus, raising the country’s tally to 655, with two death cases linked to COVID-19.
So far, only six patients have fully recovered since the outbreak of the disease in the world’s youngest nation.
Earlier this month, global researchers issued an alert, warning that South Sudan is teetering on the edge of becoming a new hub of the virus, if stringent measures are not taken.
The country has one of the weakest health systems on record, as a result of years of violence with over 7 million people facing food insecurity.
It is also believed that the recent presidential order, which eased preventive measures, has exacerbated the situation.