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Coronavirus: AU Sends Face Masks To South Sudan As Cases Surge

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health reported 5 more coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total number in the country to 2,098.  

The African Union on Monday handed over a donation of reusable face masks to South Sudan to bolster its fight against COVID-19.

The donations comes amid aspirating cases in Africa’s youngest country. South Sudan’s Ministry of Health reported 5 more coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total number in the country to 2,098.

African Union masks were presented to vice president Rebecca Nyandeng by the AU Commission chairperson’s Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the African Union Liaison Office in South Sudan (AULOSS), Ambassador Joram Biswaro.

South Sudan Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng Garang receives face masks from AU representative Amb. Joram Biswaro.

The AU donation comes days after the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan also donated medical supplies to strengthen the country’s efforts against the pandemic.

South Sudan’s weak health systems have been a cause of concern in many quarters regarding the country’s ability to tackle the spread of COVID-19.

Various missions in the country have however helped the country in its response to the health crisis.

Some civil organizations have also offered support to South Sudan in the fight against COVID-19.