South Sudan — COVID-19 Mobility Update 13 (29 June - 12 July 2020)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
Jun 29 2020 -
Jul 12 2020
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

As of 12 July 2020, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in South Sudan stands at 2,148 with 41 confirmed deaths and 1,135 recoveries while a total of 11,862 tests have been carried out. 
 
During the reporting period President Kiir rejected the idea of a renewed lockdown citing economic reasons. In an Independence Day presidential address, Kiir announced this measure would have more adverse repercussions for the citizens. Whist a national lockdown is no longer expected, Juba University intends to stem the spread of the virus by switching to online learning. Two of South Sudan’s neighbours – Kenya and Sudan – have eased restrictions during the reporting period. 
    Tags:
  • COVID19