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Coronavirus: Sudanese town decides on self-isolation

April 2 - 2020 KHARTOUM / ALBORGAIG
Poster telling Sudanese to stay at home (Sudanese Health Ministry, in cooperation with WHO and Unicef)
Poster telling Sudanese to stay at home (Sudanese Health Ministry, in cooperation with WHO and Unicef)

The Sudanese Ministry of Health reported yesterday that no new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country since Tuesday. In Northern State, the town of Alborgaig and surroundings has isolated itself entirely.

The Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that no confirmed Covid-19 cases have been recorded since Monday, when a seventh patient was registered in Khartoum. All confirmed cases within Sudan travelled from abroad.

As of Tuesday, the total number of suspected coronavirus cases in isolation centres in the country was 112.

Health authorities are also monitoring 2,833 people who arrived in Sudan from coronavirus affected countries at Khartoum Internation Airport since January 25. These people are living in various states.

Self-isolation

Alborgaig, north of Dongola, capital of Northern State, has isolated the area for a full 100 per cent to ward off the coronavirus.

Under the slogan Never Leave Your Home, all exits and entries to the town have been blocked.

The Emergency Office of Alborgaig and the resistance committees in the locality imposed an all-day curfew. People are not allowed to leave their neighbourhood.


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