South Sudan set up coronavirus lab to fight the deadly virus

The Republic of South Sudan has finally set up a coronavirus lab to fight the deadliest virus that has since killed more than 3,000 people globally.

According to the health official, the young nation will now test individuals for the coronavirus in the country after setting up the lab.

The testing machine has been set up at the National Laboratory and a quarantine center at the Juba Teaching Hospital with the help of WHO assistance.

The Ministry of Health official Dr. Makur Koryom said the new facility will help in reducing the challenges and tasks of referring suspected cases to Uganda for testing.

“We can do it in-house if we have any suspected cases,” he told reporters in Juba on Tuesday.

It is expected in the coming days that the government of South Sudan shall launch testing facilities at Wau and Yambio airports.

Earlier this year, the government of South Sudan installed Corona Virus detecting machine in its airport to help in detecting cases of the virus.

There are fears over the world nations on the virus which is spread through getting into contact with fluid or substances of the virus.