South Sudan Eases Lockdown Despite Increase in Virus Infections

South Sudan eased some lockdown restrictions, including constraints on travel and commerce, even as confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased, Bloomberg reports.

Regional flights and road transport will be allowed to resume, the government said in a statement issued after a meeting of President Salva Kiir and his deputies in Juba, the capital, on Thursday.

Shops and stores have been directed to open and motorcycle taxis are permitted to carry passengers, provided they and the drivers wear masks.

A curfew will be moved three hours later to 10 p.m. from Friday.

The country on Wednesday registered a rise in confirmed cases of Covid-19 to 74, from 58.

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