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The Countess of Wessex is screened for coronavirus

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The Countess of Wessex has been screened for symptoms of coronavirus as she arrived in South Sudan on Tuesday for an official visit.

As she disembarked from her plane, the Countess was screened with a thermometer to check her temperature was at a normal level.

Visitors arriving to many foreign nations must now have their temperature checked upon arrival as the coronavirus spreads across the globe.

Royalty is no exception, and the Countess of Wessex was only too happy to comply.

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Trott, tweeted: “Very pleased to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex to South Sudan today, to support Women’s participation and efforts to prevent and address gender based violence.

“Like everyone else her first meeting was with a thermometer!”

The Countess of Wessex is the first member of The Royal Family to visit South Sudan, a sovereign nation formed less than a decade ago.

Royal Central will bring you coverage of Sophie’s activities in the country over the next few days.