South Sudan

COVID-19 Update for South Sudan - 19 August 2021



  • Slight increase in average number of daily cases (from 9 to 13) over the past week, indicating potential resurgence of COVID-19 , especially in view of presence of Delta variant

  • Urgent need to step up testing through rapid diagnostic tests and swab collection to get a realistic picture of COVID-19 presence in the community

  • Still no confirmed date for arrival of 60,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines donated by Sweden through COVAX facility.

  • Oxygen generation plant operational producing 29m3 of oxygen per hour.

  • National Task Force for COVID-19 endorsed updated guidance to reinforcepublic measures includingmandatory use of face masks and restrictions on social gatherings.