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Sudan mourns the death of Ambassador Najwa Gadaheldam, who died from the coronavirus in Tel Aviv; South Sudan's vice president tests positive for COVID-19, the fourth senior government official to contract the virus; and researchers at the Juba-based Sudd Institute say South Sudan's government has done very little to implement preventative measures against the disease.
A South Sudanese woman is beaten to death for refusing to be forced into marriage; the South Sudan government blames the coronavirus pandemic for the slow implementation of parts of the revitalized peace deal; and Sudanese officials issue a report on domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 lockdown in Khartoum.
Tens of thousands of cattle are transported from Bor to Equatoria due to the state government's failure to provide security for livestock; a South Sudanese teenager escapes her parents' attempt to force her into marriage; and the U.S. government reaches a preliminary agreement with Sudan to settle claims related to the 1998 American embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
A Juba-based researcher issues a warning on the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic in South Sudan; South Sudanese students studying in Ethiopia storm the Embassy of South Sudan to demand more financial support during the COVID-19 lockdown; and Sudan's transitional government condemns recent violent attacks on medical workers at a hospital in Khartoum.
Humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan say the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted healthcare delivery services across the country; the COVID-19 pandemic hampers efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to South Sudanese in vulnerable communities; and a coronavirus lockdown affects the price of commodities in Western Equatoria State.
The chairperson of South Sudan's National Task Force on COVID-19 mandates the wearing of face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus; the Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan condemns inter-communal violence across the country; and the South Sudan Army and former rebels of the SPLA-IO are accused of committing human rights violations in Lainya County.
Members of South Sudan's high-level task force on COVID-19 test positive for the virus; the U.N. Refugee Agency calls on South Sudan authorities to allow families fleeing violence entry into the country; and the Jonglei State Women's Association asks wives and mothers to encourage the use of preventive methods against the spread of coronavirus in families and communities.
Armed youth are suspected of killing an unknown number of people during inter-communal clashes in Jonglei State; South Sudanese activists criticize a presidential decision to reconstitute the high-level taskforce on COVID-19; and a religious leader calls on the government to reopen churches in South Sudan.
The South Sudan Doctors' Union criticizes a presidential decision to relax restrictions against the coronavirus outbreak; COVID-19 cases are confirmed at U.N-run protection camp in Juba; and the European Union donates over five million U.S. dollars to help boost coronavirus testing across South Sudan.
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