South Sudan — COVID-19 Mobility Update Week 9 (18 -24 May 2020)

Contact
DTM South Sudan, SouthSudanDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
South Sudan
Period Covered
May 18 2020 -
May 24 2020
Activity
  • Other
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Points of Entry (PoE)

Summary

As of 24 May 2020 the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Sudan stands at 655 of which 95 per cent were recorded in Juba. As per a presidential communication on 18 May 2020, a new National Taskforce Committee on Coronavirus Disease is to continue activities previously carried out by the High-Level Taskforce Committee on COVID-19. 

According to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) the relaxation of restrictive congregation and travel measures announced on 8 May 2020 have caused market and trade activities to rebound but that concerns for the "direct impact of COVID-19 on the food security of at-risk households" remain.  

Efforts to prevent further spread of the virus remain by implementing policies such as forced quarantine and movement restrictions remained curtailed during this reporting period by limited resources as highlighted by the escape of 24 persons who were to remain in quarantine in Kapoeta South County due to insufficient food supplies.

 

    Tags:
  • COVID19