South Sudan confirmed its first COVID-19 case today  
Occurred in Juba, South Sudan on April 5, 2020, at 9:10 AM
Reported by JJ via SMS on April 6, 2020, at 3:25 PM in Eden, Uganda
Also heard by 4 other(s)

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The South Sudanese Ministry of Health has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19. The patient is a 29-year-old female who returned from the Netherlands on 28 February 2020 via Addis Ababa. The patient developed a fever, cough, headache, and shortness of breath and was identified by the authorities on 2 April 2020. This subsequently led to confirmation on 4 April 2020 by the National Public Health Laboratory in Juba.

Follow this link for more details: https://www.rescue.org/press-release/covid-19-confirmed-south-sudan-irc-calls-rapid-scale-support-stop-spread-disease
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Location Reported by Via Date
Eden, Uganda JJ SMS 6-Apr-2020 @ 3:25 PM
Yumbe, Uganda JJ Voice / telephone 6-Apr-2020 @ 2:45 PM
Omugo, Uganda JJ Voice / telephone 5-Apr-2020 @ 3:25 PM
Arua, Uganda JJ SMS 5-Apr-2020 @ 11:55 AM
Ocea Primary school, Uganda JJ Internet 5-Apr-2020 @ 1:25 AM

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