Coronavirus cases rise to six in South Sudan

South Sudan Ministry of Health.

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health has confirmed another case of Coronavirus infection in South Sudan. With this, the number of infection has become six.

A statement from high level task force on COVID-19 says the sixth case was confirmed on 25th April. According to the body, the new patient neither has travel history to outside South Sudan nor contact with previous Coronavirus patients.

Dr. Makur Koryom is the spokesperson of the task force. He says the case was out of 200 samples which were tested. Koryom confirms that the patient is a 60-year-old South Sudanese with no any sign or symptom of Coronavirus. He added that the man was tested as he wanted to travel to another state in South Sudan.

South Sudan’s Health Ministry has started testing people leaving Juba for other states. The task force suspects that the patient may have come into contact with other 101 people before he was quarantined.