On 10 April 2020, the Government of South Sudan reported a new COVID-19 case, raising its total number of cases to four. The South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) temporarily blocked the gates of Bentiu, Malakal and Juba PoC sites limiting movement of IDPs as well as UNMISS and humanitarian service providers. The Diocesan Major Response Team on COVID-19 decided to close several IDP collective centres in Wau on 6 April 2020. As of 12 April 2020, Nazareth, Cathedral, St. Joseph and Lokoloko located within the Diocesan compounds (3,743 ind. in March 2020 according to DTM population count) are near deserted.
This reporting week has seen a further case of detention following the breaking of movement restrictions.