South Sudan imposes curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 12:00 |
Paul Mayom Akech, South Sudan's minister for interior addresses journalists in Juba, capital of South Sudan, March 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

South Sudan has imposed a 30-day night-time curfew as part of measures aimed at forestalling the spread of COVID-19 into the east African country.

 President Salva Kiir issued an executive order Tuesday night imposing curfew all over the country from 8 p.m. local time to 6 a.m. and announced all security organs and law enforcement agencies are directed to ensure this order is strictly adhered to.

 South Sudan has so far no case of the novel coronavirus. The country has imposed a number of preventive measures such as a ban on social gatherings, cancelation of international flights and closure of all border crossings. (Xinhua)

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