21 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Nyirol County

21 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Nyirol County
Covid-19 virus strand. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Jonglei State ministry of health has registered 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Nyirol County, barely just days after the 28 other cases last week.

Speaking to City Review, the Director General at the state ministry of health, Duop Roam, said there was great concern after the state posted a cumulative total of 49 cases within a span of less than a week.

 “We urge people to follow the preventive measures and be aware that COVID-19 has [become a threat] again. “They [should consider containment measures] such as wearing a facemask and keeping a social distance,”  Duop said.

He also encouraged people to go for vaccination once the vaccine is brought to the state.

His sentiments were echoed by the commissioner of Nyirol County, James Bol Makuei, who urged the people to follow preventive measures to avoid the further spread of the virus.

 Makuei appealed for help from the health partners to help fight the spread of the virus.

“We also appeal to the partners to carry out a general assessment in the county because the flooding has brought together large crowds of people, which is risky,’’ he said.

He said that despite having been vaccinated, most people have dropped the ball on observing the crucial safety protocols that would break the circle of infection.

Makuei appealed to the community not to panic but to observe the safety measures keenly.

 Last week, the national ministry of health dispatched a team to Jonglei State to carry out an investigation and ensure remedial action to the new spread of the virus that has defined Nyirol as a hotspot.