South Sudan National Taskforce announced to punished violators of Coronavirus guidelines. The charges include paying money, or sentencing to jail for not maintain social distancing, wear a face mask, smuggling people at the borders and disseminate false information on social media.
It warned public drivers who carry more passengers in the vehicles without observing the rules to face penalties.
The Taskforce extended nationwide partial lockdown for an additional month to curb the spread of coronavirus. The new lockdown effective on 3rd of March valid until April 3rd, 2021
Chairperson of the National Taskforce on COVID-19 pandemic Vice President Hussein Abdelbagi Akol make an announcement on Wednesday.
He directed South Sudan National Police Services to impose fines against any person who failed to comply with the guidelines. Fine payment shall be made through South Sudan National Revenue Authority and valid receipts.
Taskforce urged citizens to stay safe and implement health safety protocol to protect from the pandemic.
Government drawback banned the public from gathering, receiving dead bodies in large numbers at the airport, stopping the hospital from admitting any COVID-19 suspects, and directed town municipality councils to maintain good hygiene and sanitation.
COVID-19 prevention measures are linked to the South Sudan panel code 2008. The statement says law violators who will fail to comply with the national guidelines shall be punished.
National Taskforce imposed partial lockdown in early February a wave of pandemic cases increases in South Sudan.