South Sudan — COVID-19 Mobility Update Week 8 (11-17 May 2020)
May 17 2020
As of 17 May 2020, the High-Level Task Force (HLTF) on COVID-19 has confirmed 347 cases of the virus in South Sudan. The first death was recorded on 14 May, rising to six by the end of the reporting period. On 17 May 2020, South Sudan’s first vice president and chairman of the HLTF, Dr. Riak Machar Teny Dhurgon, and the Defense minister, Angelina Jany Teny were announced to have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as seven other HLTF members. As of 13 May 2020, a presidential statement indicated that another lockdown is not excluded amidst the rise of cases across the country. This news came after some COVID-19 related restrictions such as internal and international flights were eased as announced on 7 May 2020.