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Coronavirus: Sudan deploys troops to secure Ethiopian border

March 29 - 2020 EL GEDAREF
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On Friday, the Governor of El Gedaref state, Maj Gen Nasreldin Abdelgayoum, announced the deployment of more troops to reinforce security on the border with Ethiopia as a part of the state’s precautionary measures against coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a press statement, the governor reassured that this government is keen to implement all the directives in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

The governor said that the authorities are monitoring about 30 people stranded at El Gallabat along the border with Ethiopia. He confirmed that the authority has taken all necessary arrangements with regard to health precautions in El Gallabat and El Gedaref.

The governor assured that no cases of the virus have been recorded in El Gedaref yet. He appreciated the measures taken by the High Committee for the Corona Emergency in the state and its localities.


The National Security and Defence Council announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8 pm to 6 am came into effect across Sudan at 8pm on Thursday until further notice. The new precautions against the spread of the coronavirus epidemic also include a shut-down of public transport to limit travel. All bus traffic to the states also stopped on Thursday evening.

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