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South Sudan extends partial Covid lockdown

According to authorities in South Sudan, a partial lockdown brought in to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, will remain in place for another month.

Schools and universities will remain closed, while social gatherings including religious and sporting events remain banned.

According to Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, the head of the Covid-19 national taskforce, the partial lockdown will run until 3 April .

He termed the extension as “necessary to prevent wider spread of the Covid-19 across the country”.

Mr Abdelbagi directed law enforcement agencies to implement the measures and ensure that violators face penalties.

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On Wednesday, South Sudan confirmed 109 new cases and three deaths, bringing the total cases to 8,414, and 100 deaths.

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