Sudanese authorities extend lock down in Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister-Dr. Abdallah Hamdok | Source: Sudan Tribune

The Sudanese government on Sunday extended a lockdown in the state of Khartoum to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Radio Tamazuj reports.

The extension of the restrictions was announced on Sunday and it will continue till July 7th. Siddig Tawir, the head of the High Committee for Health Emergencies, said from July 8 there will be a gradual return to normal. However, he said a night curfew starting from 6 pm until 5 am will be imposed.

Tawir said that the gradual lifting of the lockdown in Khartoum state will start by reducing the curfew hours, and gradually permitting the resumption of work.

“All of this must happen in accordance with the measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Tawir.

Sudan has confirmed more than 9,000 COVID-19 cases. Coronavirus related deaths in the Sudan has passed 570. Khartoum international airport will continue being closed until July 12th.