South Sudan confirmed its fifth Covid-19 case Thursday after testing travellers headed in out of Juba.
In exclusive interview with the East African on Thursday evening, Dr Angok Gordon, Covid-19 incident manager at the National Ministry of Health, confirmed the case describing it as a South Sudanese national.
“The fifth case is confirmed as a local transmission. We today tested some people who wanted to travel out of the state and one tested positive of the pandemic” said Dr Angok.The Ministry of Health through an order from the High-Level Taskforce on Covid-19 introduced a policy of testing travellers from Juba to all States as a preventive measure to mitigating the spread of the virus to the grassroots.
The policy permits an individual to travel to the state with clearance license.
Today results according to Dr. Angok came as a result of the policy.
Source: Daily Nation