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Sudan’s Covid-19 lockdown extended for 10 days as deaths reach 64

May 10 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Coronavirus Covid-19 (File photo)
Coronavirus Covid-19 (File photo)

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health reported 181 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Friday, five fatalities on Saturday, and another 53 cases on Sunday morning, which brings the total number of cases in the country to 1,164. 64 people have died. The authorities have extended the total lockdown for 10 days.

In a press statement on Friday, Siddig Tawir, Head of the High Committee for Health Emergencies confirmed that the government extended the precautionary social distancing measure for 10 more days.

He told reporters that they instructed all local states to lockdown any locality or town that is affected by the pandemic for at least two weeks.

Hospitals are open around the clock to provide health services as usual.

Tawir further advised the Sudanese people to follow and respect the Ministry of Health instructions and guidelines, and avoid any public gathering such as breaking the fast of Ramadan in groups or public prayers in mosques or churches.

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