Coronavirus: Sudan declares state of emergency, restricts travel

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in the capital Khartoum on September 5, 2019. PHOTO | EBRAHIM HAMID | AFP

What you need to know:

  • To date Sudan has only reported one death from the Covid-19 illness, a 50-year-old man who had recently been in the United Arab Emirates where dozens of infections have been recorded.
  • Last Thursday, Khartoum announced a series of measures, closing Sudan's land and air links with Egypt and suspending flights from China, Iran, Italy, Spain and Japan.



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