South Sudan’s president on Monday banned all social gatherings, including sporting events, religious events, weddings and political activities, due to coronavirus fears.

Salva Kiir also temporarily postponed international conferences slated to take place in South Sudan.

“All planned social gatherings like sporting events, religious events, socio-cultural ones such as weddings, and political events must be postponed, Caution must be exercised to reduce and avoid crowding at places of work,” Kiir said at Cabinet swearing-in ceremonies of the nation’s transitional government of national unity in the capital Juba.

He added that workers sharing an office space must ensure they are

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