Three generals of South Sudan army die of covid-19

Three generals of South Sudan army die of covid-19

The South Sudanese military has announced the death of three generals who died after becoming ill with Covid-19.

The three Generals are identified as David Manyot Barach, Elijah Alier Ayom and Mabior Maket.

According to the military, burials would be organised by a committee in collaboration with the families of the deceased,

Chief of Defence Forces Gen Johnson Juma Okot has urged all soldiers to adhere to Covid-19 safety measures, according to the military spokesman Brig Gen Santo Domic Chol.

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The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say South Sudan is witnessing a surge in cases because of poor adherence to safety measures like social distancing and the wearing of face masks.

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