Coronavirus: Sudan extends COVID-19 lockdown in Khartoum state

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Sudan is extending a lockdown in the state of Khartoum aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus by one week until July 7, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

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From July 8 there will be a gradual return to normal, though a night curfew will be imposed from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m., Faisal Salih told Reuters.

Sudan has confirmed 9,258 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 572 deaths.

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Authorities have extended the closure of Khartoum’s international airport until July 12.

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