Covid-19, violence spreading in South Sudan, UN envoy warns

A member of South Sudanese Ministry of Health's Rapid Response Team puts on gloves before taking a sample from a man who has recently been in contact with a confirmed case of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Juba, South Sudan on April 13, 2020. PHOTO | ALEX MCBRIDE| AFP

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  • Deaths due to other diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea may soon increase as well, Ambassador Shearer warned.
  • Ambassador Shearer also offered a pessimistic appraisal of the political and military situations in South Sudan.

Covid-19 and fighting between ethnic groups are spreading in South Sudan, a United Nations envoy warned on Friday.

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