The PCR machine for testing COVID-19 has reached Nimule.

Last week, the ministry of health and partners commissioned a Mobile Laboratory brought by East African Community capable of testing 60-90 individuals per day results to the Nimule border town.

There is very high community expectation to get tested however, WHO guidelines limites priorities to truck drivers, people who use illegal routes to enter South Sudan, people with signs and symptoms related to COVID-19, and contacts of Positive patients.

It’s reported that at the moment, communities in Nimule are not happy with the criteria because according to them, it undermines possibility of community spread which is dangerous.

Some people questioned what about, front line workers, border police, hospital nurses, doctors, taskforce among others.

Communities are yet waiting to see whether the guidelines shall be adjusted to accommodate all.

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