Travellers ‘fail to self-isolate’ in South Sudan


Nichola Mandil BBC News, Juba

South Sudan’s health ministry says that more than 3,000 people who arrived from abroad defied its Covid-19 safety measures, including self-isolation.

The country reopened its airspace for international flights in July, four months after suspending flights to help limit the spread of coronavirus.

Arriving passengers have to isolate for 14 days.

“Over 3,000 people who arrived into the country via Juba International Airport provided wrong telephone contacts. I don’t know what their intention was,” Thuou Loi, the ministry’s spokesperson, told reporters in the capital, Juba.