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South Sudan: Nationwide overnight curfew to be imposed over coronavirus

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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.

“The curfew shall restrict the movement of people from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am throughout the Republic of South Sudan (cities and towns) with effect from today 25 March 2020 AD.”

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.

Source: SudanTribune

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