Partial COVID-19 lockdown extended in South Sudan

South Sudan has extended partial lockdown in the country in a bid to contain the further spread of the COVID-19 cases. The partial lockdown will run until 3 April, according to the head of the Covid-19 national taskforce, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol. He termed the extension as “necessary to prevent wider spread of the Covid-19 across the country”.

Schools and universities will remain closed, while social gatherings – including religious and sporting events – remain banned.

Those who violate the lockdown will be penalised.

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