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Older people will die faster if “discriminated” during COVID-19 – Ajonye


Around the globe, most people dying from COVID-19 are old. Since South Sudan confirmed its first case of Covid-19 on April 5 this year, there is little or no special attention has been accorded to the elderly or old person. Most people dying from COVID-19 are old.

According to the transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011, as amended, under the bill of rights, the older persons with special needs shall have the right to the respect of their dignity.

It stipulates that older persons shall be provided with the necessary care and medical services as shall be regulated by law.

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Listen to this exclusive interview with Justice Ajonye Perpetua, the deputy chairperson of South Sudan Law Society on rights of the elderly, especially during the time of Covid-19.

Eye Radio’s Emmanuel J. Akile asked Justice Ajonye about the important things to be observed in relation to the elderly/old persons, especially in the Covid-19 era in South Sudan? How should people look at the human rights of the elderly/old persons during this time of Covid-19? Is there any law in South Sudan that protects the elderly/old people? How important is it for the elderly to remain alive?

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