Juba, South Sudan

A UN staffer based in South Sudan, who was in quarantine after believed to have come in contact with a COVID-19 patient, has fled the country, the government and UN mission said on Sunday.

South Sudan has confirmed four coronavirus cases so far, all from the UN, and has put several measures in place, one of which called for quarantining and testing of all contacts of those who have tested positive.

The UN traced 99 such contacts, and expected them to be quarantined and tested over the next two weeks.

But one of the staffers in isolation

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