S. Sudan: COVID-19 Audit Committee to assess public transport sector, orders Juba university to shut down after assessment
The newly formed COVID-19 audit committee is planning to assess the public transport sector and devise appropriate measures against those defying the partial lockdown orders.
The committee recently ordered the University of Juba to shut down for reportedly violating coronavirus preventive measures as stipulated by the Ministry of Health.
Speaking with the Juba-based media house, Eye Radio, Dr. Richard Lako who chairs the audit committee explained that the students sitting for exams are not complying with social distancing, and wearing masks.
The chairman of the committee that was recently set up by the government to ensure strict compliance to COVID-19 protocols further explained that there is some resistance at the University of Juba.
He said the students are resisting the authorities and also not following the protocols strictly.
According to him, Some students were found without wearing face masks. He broached the fact that even if the students are asymptomatic, it is important for them to follow the protocol so that they will not a major source of transmission.
Dr. Lako also says they noticed the students are resisting attempts by the university administration to enforce the coronavirus guidelines – including the wearing of face masks.
There are had been an increase in the COVID-19 cases confirmed on daily basis.
The public is advised to strictly continue observing anti-coronavirus measures to prevent further spread.
Globally, the pandemic has now infected over 112 million people and killed over 2.48 million as of February 22.