Sudan closes schools and universities over coronavirus fears

File photo of an empty classroom. (File photo: Reuters)

Sudan has ordered the closure of schools and universities for one month from Saturday to stop the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

The statement said all public gatherings, such as weddings and social events, will also be banned.

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On Friday, Sudan announced its first case of the novel coronavirus following the death of a 50-year-old man the night before.

The Sudanese citizen had recently been in the UAE, the health ministry said in a statement, without providing further details.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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