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The decision to keep schools closed was made during a committee meeting at the Republican Palace, to guarantee that health precautions are implemented by the educational institutions and logistics are in place to create a safe and healthy school environment.
The current trend in number of cases rules out the need for a second lockdown, according to the Acting Minister of Health, who is currently working from home after contracting coronavirus two weeks ago. His press statement last week called for “speedy solutions” to funding for medical and PPE supplies, a lack of which “is considered one of the major issues facing the health system.”
Renaissance Dam talks continue despite Sudan rejectionist position
November 20 - 2020 KHARTOUM Sudan will withdraw from the current round of negotiations with Ethiopia and Egypt on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam unless a mediation body has been established, according to Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources.
The announcement was made last week by Irrigation Minister, Yasir Abbas, after the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia held two ambassadorial meetings, chaired by Naledi Pandor, Chairperson of the Executive Council of the AU and Minister of International Relations of South Africa.
On November 4, the Ministers of Water Resources of the three countries agreed to return the file to the AU bureau of the head of states and governments, following months of stagnation. However, South Africa, the chair of the AU, refused the request.
Member of Sovereign Council cycles to office
November 24 - 2020 KHARTOUM On Monday, photos of Mohamed El Taayshi, member of the Sovereign Council, riding a bicycle to his office at the Republican Palace in Khartoum widely circulated on social media.
Sudanese Professionals Association: ‘COVID-19 is a national security threat’
Legislative Council formation extended to December 31
Rebels and govt discuss Government of Peace formation
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