As of 10 July, more than 2,100 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in South Sudan, including in MSF facilities and project areas.
In Juba, MSF teams are installing handwashing facilities in several locations and conducting community awareness sessions around COVID-19. More than 50 healthcare workers across six health facilities have been trained by MSF staff on infection and prevention control and triage related to COVID-19. We are also providing laboratory support in Juba by co-facilitating trainings with the Ministry of Health for staff of different institutions.
In the Bentiu Protection of Civilians camp, MSF has set up a holding and transit facility to look after COVID-19 patients until they are able to be transferred to the isolation and treatment centre.
In Lankien, renovations to the COVID-19 isolation tent have been completed, with teams continuing construction on a mortuary and a maternity delivery room within the COVID-19 isolation areas.
In Doro refugee camp in Maban, MSF staff and local community leaders are raising awareness of COVID-19 and prevention activities through door-to-door health promotion.
In Agok, staff are preparing a ward for COVID-19 patients in the MSF hospital, and have modified an ambulance to be used for transport of patients suspected or confirmed with COVID-19.