Khartoum Under Partial Covid-Lockdown

Published March 24th, 2021 - 12:23 GMT
Playin in water in Sudan
A boy splashes himself and another with water in the Atbarah river near the village of Dukouli within the Quraysha locality, located in the Fashaqa al-Sughra agricultural region of Sudan's eastern Gedaref state on March 16, 2021. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP
Authorities ban movement of people as lockdown imposed in Khartoum

Sudanese health authorities on Wednesday imposed a partial lockdown in the capital Khartoum amid a surge in new coronavirus infections.

The restrictions include banning the movement of people from Khartoum to other cities and extending the closure of local markets, schools, malls and restaurants, a government committee on combating coronavirus said in a statement.

Health authorities said that Sudan was on the verge of a “third wave” of COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the restrictions would continue for a week-long period.

Sudan has registered more than 30,000 Coronavirus infections, more than 20,000 of which were reported in the capital Khartoum.

Sudanese authorities said that the country has received 800,000 vaccines earlier this month.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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