Delivery of Humanitarian Aid in Sudan Designed to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The United Nations reports the presence of the coronavirus in Sudan is forcing a radical change in the way humanitarian aid and services are being delivered to millions of people in need of assistance.  The World Health Organization confirms 10 cases of COVID-19, including two deaths, in Sudan. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Sudan, the government in Kinshasa and U.N. agencies are implementing a series…

COVID-19 case confirmed in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan: The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are leading the investigation by epidemiologists to test people recently in contact with the patient in accordance with agreed protocols. The patient has been resident in South Sudan for five weeks. She started working from home immediately after the onset…

South Sudan confirms first case of COVID-19

Juba- The Ministry of Health of South Sudan has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. The patient, a 29-year old female returned from Netherlands on 28 February 2020 via Addis Ababa. The patient developed fever, cough, headache and shortness of breath and was identified by the authorities on 2 April 2020 that subsequently led to confirmation on 4 April 2020 by the National Public Health Laboratory in Juba. She…

South Sudan Records First COVID-19

South Sudan confirmed its first COVID-19 case Sunday, a 29-year old woman who entered the country on Feb. 28 from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the individual is a U.N. staff member who has been in the country for nearly five weeks. Government and U.N. officials told reporters on Sunday they are tracing people who came into contact with her. “We need…

2 KILLED IN KNIFE ATTACK IN FRENCH TOWN UNDER LOCKDOWN

In what was described as a potential terrorist attack, a knife-wielding man killed two people and wounded five others on Saturday morning in a town in southern France with only a few shops open under a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The assailant randomly attacked bystanders on the street, first slitting the throat of a man in his 40s in front of his companion and his son, in…