The total number of South Sudanese who contracted Coronavirus (COVID-19) is concerning as the government official announces their COVID-19 status. Shortly after confirming the first case in April 2020, South Sudan government formed a Task Force on COVID-19 however; there is no good news in that space as many of the responsible ministers have attracted the virus including their bodyguards.
Now, South Sudan has reported 994 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 death as of 28 May 2020. Many South Sudan cabinet ministers and officials are identified as tested positive for COVID-19 and self-isolating. On top of the struggling healthcare system, medical staff responsible for collecting and tracing COVID-19 contacts recently went on strike due to lack of income and sufficient equipments to help them fight COVID-19.