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28 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Jonglei’s Uror County

Author: Chany Ninrew | Published: Friday, October 21, 2022

Doctor hand holding positive Coronavirus or Covid-19 rapid test - Courtesy.

The ministry of health in Jonglei State has reported 28 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease in Nyirol County, in the latest surge in cases of the pandemic in one locality since 2021.

Jonglei State Minister of Health Atong Kuol Manyang said Thursday, the cases were confirmed by Nyirol County Health Department and the medical charity – Medecins Sans Frontiers.

In a press statement addressed to the national minister of health Yolanda Awel Deng, the state official appealed to the national government to urgently intervene to contain the situation.

“Your usual cooperation, support and intervention at the national level to contain this pandemic will highly be appreciated,” said Atong in the statement.

The state health minister also said they are working to trace contacts of the virus.

She also appealed to the public to adhere to COVID-19 preventive guidelines and encouraged those with suspected symptoms to get tested.

The government has advised the public to observe social distancing, wear masks, watch hands with soap and clean water or sanitize, report suspected cases to the toll-free line 6666 and avoid crowded gatherings.

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