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Abdallah Al Bashir in Khartoum hospital with ‘suspected Covid-19’

May 28 - 2020 KHARTOUM (UPDATED*)
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The brother of deposed president Omar Al Bashir and six former members of the deposed regime, who are being held in Khartoum prisons, have been transferred to hospitals in the capital; two with chronic conditions, three with confirmed Covid-19, and two, including Abdallah Al Bashir, the brother of the deposed president, with suspected coronavirus symptoms, Sudan's Public Prosecution reports.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor confirmed that Ahmed Haroun, former Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs and Governor of North Kordofan, Abdelrahim Hussein, former Minister of Interior, Defence, and Governor of Khartoum, and Ali Osman Taha, former Foreign Affairs Minister and First Vice President, are being treated for Covid-19.

The suspected cases include businessman Salah Idris, whose factory was bombed by American cruise missiles in August 1998, and Abdallah Al Bashir, brother of the ousted president.

Ali El Haj and Ibrahim El Sanousi, leaders of the Popular Congress Party were taken to hospitals in the capital because of other chronic conditions.

Samples have been taken from two other imprisoned members of the former regime, and it is expected that their results will appear today or tomorrow. The rest of the officials refused to have samples taken.

The prosecution stated that all figures of the former regime in prison are receiving health care according to the protocols, adding that the Public Prosecution is working in coordination with the police and the General Administration of Civil Defence to sterilise its offices and the prisons on a regular basis.

* This article was updated to clarify that the person hospitalised is Abdallah Al Bashir, brother of deposed dictator Omar Al Bashir.

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