ABUJA, Nigeria

South Sudan’s vice president on Sunday reported the country’s first novel coronavirus case.

In a statement, Riek Machar said a 29-year-old individual, coming from the Netherlands, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Machar said the patient arrived at the country on Feb. 28 and was tested on April 2.

David Shearer, the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, said the patient was quarantined and health status was stable.

Shearer further noted that all individuals who had contact with the patient were monitored.

South Sudan previously announced a curfew as part of coronavirus measures and closed its

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