South Sudanese medical staff deployed at Juba International Airport in Sudan to screen arrivals for deadly Coronavirus patients have reportedly fled the airport. According to a report, the medics fled after a plane carrying Chinese diplomats landed at the airport
South Sudan government this week began screening all travelers at airports to help avert the spread of the coronavirus in the country. As part of response intervention, South Sudan launched a detective machine that will help to sense the virus in the human body. The Minister of Health says the launch is a preparedness measure to protect South Sudanese. Dr. Riak Gai Kok said South Sudan and China will not suspend travels between the two countries
We will not suspend travels between China and South Sudan but we are appealing to people that you consider the fragility of our health system and the vulnerability of our people,” said the minister of health.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
The disease which started in the Chinese City of Wuhan late last month is reported to have already killed over 170 people with over 9,000 confirmed cases in all regions of China. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the virus a global health emergency after it spread to several countries