South Sudan

COVID-19 Update for South Sudan - 12 August 2021



  • Concerns about presence of more infectious Delta variant, confirmed through genomic sequencing conducted in Uganda in March 2021

  • Urgent need to increase laboratory testing for swift detection of COVID-19

  • 60,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines expected before end August through COVAX facility.

  • Oxygen generation plant being installed in Juba Teaching Hospital (managed by International Medical Corps)

  • National Task Force for COVID-19 updating guidance for public measures to address low risk perception among the population - Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) survey shows Ministry of Health as most trusted source of information on COVID-19