National Taskforce lifts COVID-19 Partial Lockdown
In a press conference, the National taskforce on COVID-19 lifts the partial Lockdown which expired on 4th April due to the fact that the COVID-19 cases have slowed down in the last month.
The strict measures to contain the spread of the virus were issued in early February and extended last month. The task force had ordered for a shutdown of all businesses except for those dealing in essential services like food, medicines, and fuel.
The public was required to adhere to the mandatory wearing of facemasks, social distancing, and handwashing.
Also, the rollout of the vaccination program by the government contributed to the decrease in the cases.
It will be recalled that the 132,000 AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in South Sudan on March 25. And President Salva Kiir gave both the Ministry of Health and the National Taskforce the go-ahead to vaccinate the country starting with the health workers.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 16 new cases, raising South Sudan’s tally to 10,148.
He, however, urges the public to strictly follow the Country’s Covid-19 guidelines to prevent further spreading of the virus.