COVID-19: Sudan cases jump to 140, PM warns of worse outbreak
April 21, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — The number of coronavirus cases in Sudan has jumped to 140, including 12 deaths, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
In a statement, the ministry said 33 new virus cases were reported in the capital Khartoum.
Meanwhile, at least eight patients who contracted the virus have recovered.
Last week, the North African country imposed a complete shutdown in Khartoum for three weeks, with a partial curfew in the remaining states.
Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, warned that the high number of recorded coronavirus cases in the country indicates the dangerous spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
During his visit to the “unified platform to confront COVID-19 pandemic” in Khartoum, Hamdok called for strict implementation of the directives issued by the Ministry of Health.
He also urged citizens to comply with lockdown measures as that is the only way to fight the coronavirus.
The PM pointed out that countries around the world with a large number of resources, compared to Sudan, are suffering from the coronavirus.
Hamdok asserted that the preventive measures taken by the government with combined efforts will enable Sudan to overcome this crisis.
After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has spread to at least 185 countries and regions worldwide, with Europe and the U.S. the worst-hit regions.
There are more than 2.47 million cases worldwide, and over 170,000 deaths.
More than 647,000 people have regained health, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.