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The African Union on Monday handed over a donation of reusable face masks to South Sudan to bolster its fight against COVID-19.

The donation was presented to vice president Rebecca Nyandeng by the AU Commission chairperson’s Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the African Union Liaison Office in South Sudan (AULOSS), Ambassador Joram Biswaro.

South Sudan has reported 2,021 COVID-19 infections and 38 deaths, according to data from the U.S.-based Johns Jopkins University.

The AU donation comes days after the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan also donated medical supplies to strengthen the country’s efforts against the pandemic.

South Sudan’s weak health systems have been a cause of concern in many quarters regarding the country’s ability to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Various missions in the country have however helped the country in its response to the health crisis.

Some civil organizations have also offered support to South Sudan in the fight against COVID-19.

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