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South Sudan imposes curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic

Xinhua | Published: March 26, 2020 17:52:18 | Updated: March 28, 2020 19:04:03


South Sudan imposes curfew amid COVID-19 pandemic

South Sudan has imposed a 30-day night-time curfew as part of measures aimed at forestalling the spread of COVID-19 into the east African country.

President Salva Kiir issued an executive order Tuesday night imposing curfew all over the country from 8 p.m. local time to 6 a.m. and announced all security organs and law enforcement agencies are directed to ensure this order is strictly adhered to.

South Sudan has so far no case of the novel coronavirus. The country has imposed a number of preventive measures such as a ban on social gatherings, cancelation of international flights and closure of all border crossings.

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