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Sudan extends full curfew in Khartoum State

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KHARTOUM, SUDAN – APRIL 18: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, on April 18, 2020 in Khartoum, Sudan. Security measures were taken at streets. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Streets and roads remain empty after a three-week lockdown began as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions in Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The Sudanese government on Sunday decided to extend the full curfew in Khartoum State for one more week starting Tuesday to prevent the COVID-19 spread, the Higher Committee for Health Emergencies announced.

The government also decided to extend the closure of airports for domestic and international passenger flights until July 12.

The Sudanese government imposed a three-week full curfew on Khartoum State on April 18. The full curfew has since been extended for four times.

Sudan has so far reported 9,257 COVID-19 cases, including 572 deaths and 4,014 recoveries.

China has been offering help to Sudan in its fight against COVID-19.

On June 18, the Chinese government provided a new batch of medical supplies to Sudan to boost its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 11, a Chinese team of medical experts concluded a two-week mission of supporting Sudan’s fight against COVID-19 through sharing China’s experiences in controlling and treating the infectious disease.





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