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South Sudan Set To Deport Two Kenyans Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

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South Sudan Set To Deport Two Kenyans Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

The South Sudan Government is planning to deport two Kenyans after they tested positive for COVID-19. The decision was arrived at after a task-force was set up to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

In a meeting held on Saturday, April 18, it was agreed that permission will be sought for the Kenyan embassy to land Aircraft 5Y-HOT CARAVAN C208 at Juba international airport and that the pilots should not leave the plane.

According to an inquiry by Kenyans.co.ke, PS in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Macharia Kamau refused to disclose whether Kenya would comply with South Sudan or not.

“No, we don’t share such information, so we cannot disclose anything on that at this time to journalists,” the Principal Secretary stated.

The South Sudan government also noted that they would engage the Kenyan embassy to land an aircraft operated by Federal Air to send nine more Kenyans back home.

On Sunday, March 22, the Kenyan government suspended all flights in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus. Only cargo flights got exempted from the directive.

So far, South Sudan has four confirmed cases of coronavirus, while Kenyan has 281 confirmed cases.

A few days ago, the Ugandan Authorities announced that they would repatriate a Kenyan truck driver who tested positive for COVID-19.

The driver is among 372 truck drivers who were tested at Malaba, Kenya-Uganda border.

“His sample was collected at Malaba point of entry. Arrangements are being made to return him to Kenya for treatment close to his family.”

“The Ministry of Health is currently testing all truck drivers (cargo transporters) for COVID-19 who come into the country via various borders,” he stated.

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