South Sudan could struggle to vaccinate, U.N. says

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    South Sudan could struggle to get its population vaccinated against COVID-19 as the rainy season approaches, rendering many roads in one of the world’s poorest nations impassable, David Shearer, the outgoing head of the U.N. mission in the country said.

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