9th April 2020
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S Sudan records third coronavirus case

Author: Ayuen Panchol | Published: 9 hours ago

President Salva Kiir on Thursday announced that another person has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number to three. ...

Author: Ayuen Panchol | Published: 10 hours ago

ICRC set to help prevent Covid-19 spread

Author: Ayuen Panchol | Published: 10 hours ago

Another traveler held at Nimule over illegal crossing

Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Activists call for expansion of COVID-19 action committee

Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Covid-19: Kenyans mock S Sudan’s leaders

Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

IGAD donates $100,000 for coronavirus fight in S Sudan

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No more in and out of Nairobi – Uhuru

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenya has restricted movements in Coronavirus-hit areas after 16 more people tested positive on Monday....

Guterres calls for an end to domestic violence amidst coronavirus fight

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an end to domestic violence as the world is fighting against the COVID-19. (more…)

Yambio hospital charges patients to access washrooms

Some residents of Yambio town say they are concerned after the administration of the state-run hospital introduced a policy that requires...

Follow COVID-19 preventive measures, GESS leader urges students

The team leader of Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) has appealed to schoolchildren to follow the coronavirus prevention guidelines....

Five truck drivers arrested for smuggling passengers into S Sudan

Police at the border town of Nimule have arrested five truck drivers for reportedly smuggling people into the country over the weekend. ...

Stay calm, follow preventive measures, citizens advised

The government has urged the general public to remain calm and observe the public health emergency measures to prevent the spread of the...

South Sudan confirms first case of COVID-19

South Sudan has confirmed one case of the coronavirus disease. (more…)

Mayen hints at decongestion of PoCs amidst COVID-19 fears

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs has suggested the decongestion of Internally Displaced Persons' camps to prevent the risk of spreading...

Gov’t will not impose total lockdown

The High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic says the government will not completely lockdown the country as there is no confirmed case...

Alarm raised over COVID -19 emergency number ‘6666’

The Ugandan Community in South Sudan has expressed concerns over the slow response by the coronavirus medical team.   (more…)

UPDF to investigate cross-border smuggling activities

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces say it is investigating allegations that its officers at border points are aiding illegal border...

Taskforce on COVID-19 directs employees to work half-day

The High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 has directed that working hours should be limited to half-day for an unspecified period of time as...

Gov’t permits more flights amid ban over COVID-19

The High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic has granted permission to several international flights to land at Juba International...

Ezra set to reduce power bill by 20%

Ezra Company is set to reduce consumer power bills by 20% for both the public and private sectors over coronavirus crisis, the High-Level...

Gov’t officials criticized for defying presidential ban on public gatherings

Civil society activists have criticized senior government officials for violating the presidential ban on public gatherings. (more…)

Citizens doubt gov’t is implementing anti-Covid-19 measures

Some members of the public say they are disappointed in the government for exerting “little effort” to combat the coronavirus....

South Sudan remains coronavirus-free

There is still no single confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Sudan, the High-Level Taskforce on COVID-19 has said.  (more…)

Lawmaker slams Juba’s inaction over border control

A member of parliament has called for complete closure of all South Sudan’s border points to prevent the entry of coronavirus disease....

Training centers for Unified Forces to remain closed – Official

The training centers for the Unified Forces will remain closed, despite the COVID - 19 taskforce report that the training of the forces is...

Guterres calls for concerted efforts to stop Covid-19

The Secretary General of the United Nations has called for "an immediate coordinated health response to suppress transmission and end the...

Uganda to prosecute two S Sudanese for refusing to self-quarantine

Two South Sudanese who were intercepted at Elegu Border Post after escaping quarantine in Entebbe will be charged for violating Ugandan ...

IGP violates Kiir’s social distancing order

The Inspector-General of Police was spotted over the weekend violating the presidential order banning all public gatherings across the ...

Embassy airlifts Americans amidst flight ban

The U.S embassy in Juba says it recently facilitated a return to the US some of its citizens who were stranded in South Sudan despite a ban...

Uganda confirms more Covid-19 cases

The number of coronavirus cases in Uganda has risen to 33 after the ministry of health confirmed three more patients of the deadly disease ...

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