JUBA, KHARTOUM - The U.S. government has donated $8 million to South Sudan to help prevent the coronavirus pandemic from reaching the central African country. U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Cebra said the United States is leading the world’s humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in South Sudan. The U.S. Embassy reduced its staff by 50% in Juba to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “We retain sufficient staff to perform our core task — bilateral engagement, development and humanitarian assistance, and support for U.S. citizens in South Sudan,” Cebra said. Health Minister Akram Ali Altom confirmed six new COVID-19 cases Sunday in Sudan.
Source: Ethiopian News March 31, 2020 01:18 UTC