May 19, 2022
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Health Ministry, partners to intensify COVID-19 vaccination in flood-affected areas

By Simon Deng South Sudan’s national ministry of health with support from the World health Organization and UNICEF announced plans of intensifying COVID-19 vaccination in flood-prone counties in a press conference on Sunday. “On 18 April, 2022,we will have a second Phase of intensified COVID-19 vaccination activity organized by WHO together with the ministry of […]

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South Sudan secures funding for Intensive Disease Unit

By Simon Deng South Sudan has secured funding to run the Infectious Disease Unit for a third of the year, Dr. John Rumunu, the COVID-19 Incident Manager at the country’s Ministry of Health said. The Infectious Disease Unit is taking the lead in combatting COVID-19 in the country. “We had challenges with funding of IDU […]

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WHO urges ramp up of COVID-19 vaccination in South Sudan

By Simon Deng The World Health Organization has urged South Sudan to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination and mitigate the spread of the pandemic in the country. Limiting the emergence and impact of the deadly COVID-19 variants would lie more on the vaccination program, Sacha Bootsma, the COVID-19 Incident Manager for the World Health Organization in […]

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South Sudan confirms omicron variant in the country

By Simon Deng Reports from samples collected from South Sudan and sent to Uganda Virus Research Institute indicate that omicron variant is in South Sudan according to Doctor John Rumunu, the Covid-19 Incident Manager “We have received an initial report from UVRI, and this most recent genomic sequencing interim report indicates that omicron lineage is […]

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South Sudan receives 93000 J and J Covid-19 vaccines

By Simon Deng South Sudan received 93,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson covid-19 vaccines donated by France on Thursday, according to Brenda Dineen, the World Health Organization’s COVAX Coordinator. “We have today received 93,000 doses of Covid-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccines, the vaccines were received by the national ministry of health and the French Ambassador to South Sudan and […]

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Private labs fail to report Covid-19 cases during festive season

Photo shows John Rumunu, the Acting Covid-19 Incident manager

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South Sudan imposes COVID-19 partial lockdown

Photo shows Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, the vice president for services cluster By Simon Deng South Sudan’s national taskforce on COVID-19 has issued a public order effecting a three-week partial lockdown. The vice president for services cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, who also doubles as the chairman for the National taskforce on coronavirus pandemic said, “The national […]

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South Sudan gets more COVID-19 vaccines despite low intake

By Simon Deng South Sudan will have a boost in its COVID-19 vaccine import despite a low intake over the last eight months. Since the first vaccines were imported in April this year, less than 200,000 people from a country of 11 million have got their doses against the pandemic. “Regarding COVID-19 vaccination status, we […]

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South Sudan to receive 168,000 doses of J & J on Tuesday

By Tapeng Michael Ohure South Sudan is expected to receive 168,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines on Tuesday, WHO official reveals.  Speaking to journalists in Juba on Sunday, WHO COVAX coordinator Dr. Brendan Dineen said the J & J vaccine would arrive in the country on Tuesday. “The briefing to know is that on […]

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COVID-19 infections to spike in Jonglei due to absence of health staff

By Simon Deng The COVID-19 isolation centre in Bor state hospital in South Sudan’s Jonglei has closed down over financial constraints following the exit of Medicos Del Mondus (MDM) that had been operating it.  Simon Nyok, the lead member for the COVID-19 rapid response team in the state, said they can no longer continue to […]

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