126 South Sudanese medical workers test positive for COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-11 20:42:08|Editor: huaxia

JUBA, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 126 frontline health workers have tested positive for COVID-19, South Sudan's Ministry of Health has said.

In its weekly COVID-19 situation report released on Monday evening, the public health emergency operation center said only one medical worker has died of COVID-19 since South Sudan recorded its first coronavirus case on April 5.

Health officials in South Sudan have warned that non-adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures could derail efforts to fight the virus and fuel the spread of the pandemic in the east African country.

The country's cumulative cases stand at 2,473, with 47 deaths and 1,264 recoveries as of Monday. Enditem