South Sudan Facing Coronavirus with Weak Healthcare System

April 08, 2020 04:05 AM
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South Sudan on Sunday announced its first confirmed coronavirus infection, a United Nations staff member, becoming one the last African countries to confirm the virus.  But, years of civil war and low funding have left the world’s youngest nation with a fragile healthcare system, raising fears that the virus – if left unchecked – could quickly spread. Sheila Ponnie reports from Juba.