U.S provides S. Sudan 13.1 million USD to fight COVID-19

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The U.S Embassy in Juba says the American government is providing 13.1 million US dollars to South Sudan for COVID-19 response, Eye radio says.

11.5 million US dollars out of this amount will be used for COVID-19 case management, infection prevention and control.

Part of these 11.5 million US dollars will be spent on logistics, coordination, risk communication, water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.

This is according to a press statement issued by the US Department of State on Thursday.

Nearly $1.6 million humanitarian assistance will support refugees, internally displaced persons, and their host communities in South Sudan during the pandemic.

South Sudan has four confirmed cases of Coronavirus.