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237 coronavirus cases registered in Sudan

April 27 - 2020 KHARTOUM / ZALINGEI
Emblem of Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health (File photo)
Emblem of Sudan's Federal Ministry of Health (File photo)

The Sudanese Ministry of Health reported 24 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. The total number of registered coronavirus patients is now 237. 21 have died, and 20 recovered.

Of the new cases, 22 were recorded in Khartoum, one in East Darfur, and one in Sennar. Four earlier recorded patients died on Saturday. 

On Friday, the ministry reported the first case in Darfur, registered in Zalingei, the capital of Central Darfur. The man reportedly arrived from Chad. The commercial vehicle he travelled in was heading for South Darfur. Several states decided to take more precautionary measures.

The Electricity Department of the Ministry of Energy and Mining has condemned the severe beating of one of its emergency maintenance teams at a checkpoint in Khartoum on Saturday evening. The two employees, an engineer and an assistant technician, suffered severe injuries that required hospitalisation.

The Undersecretary of the Electricity Department said in a statement on Sunday that the team was on its way back from an emergency maintenance job. They had all the necessary permits and were traveling in a vehicle of the department.

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