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Mongolian peacekeepers serving with UNMISS used their engineering expertise to renovate the Abiemnhom Hospital which was in disrepair after years of war. They repaired and painted walls, fixed the electricity supply and extended the cabling system so that it reaches all the hospital’s main rooms. The engineers created a special isolation room for COVID-19 patients, installed new water tanks, hand washing facilities, and handed over a wide variety of medical supplies.

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UNMISS has partnered with the newly-formed Citizens Taskforce on Covid-19, a group comprising of citizens from every walk of life in South Sudan, to address misconceptions about coronavirus and complement efforts made by government authorities to tackle the pandemic.