SOUTH SUDAN / COVID-19 WATER TANKS

13-May-2020 00:02:55
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has installed three 3000-litre capacity water tanks in crowded market areas of Gudele, Minuki and Gumbo in capital Juba. These 3000-litre capacity tanks are located at the market areas in Juba in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / COVID-19 WATER TANKS
TRT: 2:55
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 13 MAY 2020, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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1. Wide shot, truck with water tank reversing
2. Wide shot, engineers passing blocks
3. Med shot, engineers stacking the blocks for the water tank base
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Geetha Pious, Head Of Field Office, Juba & Yei, UNMISS:
“The water points are like 3000 liter water capacity water tanks will be put by the Bangladeshi Engineers of the UNMISS and the Peacekeepers when they go for collecting water they will come and periodically fill these water tanks. So because in the market area people are coming more and they will need more water.”
5. Various shots, water tank
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Geetha Pious, Head Of Field Office, Juba & Yei, UNMISS:
“We put these water points and I requested that we do some kind of awareness by the Citizens Taskforce (on Covid-19) in the market areas.”
7. Wide shot, Citizens Taskforce Awareness van
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Geetha Pious, Head Of Field Office, Juba & Yei, UNMISS:
“By refilling the ware the Peacekeepers also refill the soaps. So I hope everyone will wash and we will continuously do the awareness on the hand washing facility because Covid is all about prevention.”
9. Various shots, market shots
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Badrul, UNMISS Peacekeeper:
“We are here on behalf of UNMISS establishing water points. These water points are for South Sudanese people to wash their hands. We, as the Bangladeshi Engineering Company, will always [stand] by the people.”
11. Med shot, Major Badrul inspecting the water tank installation
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Major Kawser, UNMISS Peacekeeper:
“We are here to give support the South Sudanese people for washing their hands. We are providing the water here so that they can wash their hands and be away from the infection of Coronavirus”
13. Wide shot, water truck pulling up
14. Med shot, peacekeepers filling water tank
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) David, Payam Community Leader, Minuki:
"This [preventative measures] is something that has come from the High-Level Taskforce. Coronavirus is a very infectious disease, which can harm the community. So, what UNMISS is doing for the community is highly appreciated. I am very happy and hope there will be further support [from the mission.]"
16. Various shots, people washing hands
STORYLINE
As part of its ongoing support for national efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has installed three water tanks in crowded market areas in capital Juba. These 3000-litre capacity tanks are located at the market areas of Gudele, Minuki and Gumbo in Juba, which witness innumerable footfalls, thereby enabling local communities to have access to frequent handwashing facilities.

SOUNDBITE (English) Geetha Pious, Head Of Field Office, Juba & Yei, UNMISS:
“The water points are like 3000 liter water capacity water tanks will be put by the Bangladeshi Engineers of the UNMISS and the Peacekeepers when they go for collecting water they will come and periodically fill these water tanks. So because in the market area people are coming more and they will need more water. We put these water points and I requested that we do some kind of awareness by the Citizens Taskforce (on Covid-19) in the market areas."

UNMISS peacekeepers from two Bangladesh Engineering companies teamed up to carry out the installations of these tanks over a period of three days.

SOUNDBITE (English) Major Badrul, UNMISS Peacekeeper:
“We are here on behalf of UNMISS establishing water points. These water points are for South Sudanese people to wash their hands. We, as the Bangladeshi Engineering Company, will always [stand] by the people.”

UNMISS Peacekeeping contingents from different countries stationed in Juba will ensure that these tanks remain filled so that the local population visiting these markets can take necessary precautions against the virus by being able to wash their hands.

SOUNDBITE (English) Major Kawser, UNMISS Peacekeeper:

“We are here to give support the South Sudanese people for washing their hands. We are providing the water here so that they can wash their hands and be away from the infection of Coronavirus”

Local communities are thankful for the awareness-raising efforts made by the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 and UNMISS.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) David, Payam Community Leader, Minuki:
"This [preventative measures] is something that has come from the High-Level Taskforce. Coronavirus is a very infectious disease which can harm the community. So, what UNMISS is doing for the community is highly appreciated. I am very happy and hope there will be further support [from the mission.]"

South Sudan currently has 194 confirmed cases of Covid-19, two of which have been confirmed in the Protection of Civilians sites.
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