Covid19: South Sudan Shuts Down Air Travel

The government of South Sudan after registering an increase in the number of COVID 19 cases, has announced restriction on all movements of people both in the country and those entering country

In the statement released last evening, the high level task force on COVID 19 headed by 1st Vice President Riek Machar, new measures were enlisted be observed by all citizens in order to prevent the further spread of the disease

The president in the new measures suspended all passenger internal flights from Juba to the states, from states to Juba as well as from state to state. An exception has been left only for the National task force members and UNMISS Aircraft on emergency missions

The High level task force was given powers to decide on any new exemptions that may be required basing on case by case basis

“The Presidency directs that this order shall come into force on midnight of Wednesday 15th April through midnight of 29th April 2020.”

These directives have come at a time when the largest number of all countries in the world are under lock down as a measure of preventing COVID 19 pandemic from spreading further.

South Sudan currently has four confirmed cases of Covid 19

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