SOUTH SUDAN REQUESTS FIVE MILLION COVID – 19 VACCINE DOSES

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South Sudan’s Ministry of Health says it has requested five million doses of covid-19 vaccine as the country continues to witness as upsurge in coronavirus cases.
The country has already submitted an application to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization ,an international organization which is trying to improve access to immunisation in poor countries.
The authorities are hoping to roll out the administration of the vaccine as soon as it arrives in the country which they hope could be later this month.
In Africa, there are 10 countries that contribute to 90% of positive cases of covid-19 . Among them are three neighbouring countries to south sudan., Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. So it is expected that they will see cases in South Sudan rising because of travel and trade between these neighbouring countries which contribute the huge case load and south Sudan.