President Salva Kiir on Thursday announced that another person has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of people with COVID-19 in South Sudan to three.

The patient is a 28-year-old UN female staff based in Torit, who is among the contacts of the first patient, according to the president.

On Monday, the task force said the Ministry of Health was investigating four more suspected cases of the pandemic in the country.

The first and second cases of the pandemic were announced on 5 and 7 April 2020, respectively.

The two patients work for the UN.  The first patient is a UN staff, 29, who arrived from the Netherlands via Addis Ababa on February 28.

The second is a 53-year-old woman who traveled to Juba from Nairobi, Kenya, in March.

Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in almost all of the countries in the world, including South Sudan’s neighbors.

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:



Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub,

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze,

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell and

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.


Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.