Sudan imposes lockdown on capital after 10 new coronavirus cases

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Sudan's Minister of Health Akram Ali Altom speaks during a Reuters interview amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Khartoum, Sudan April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.
File Photo: Sudan’s Minister of Health Akram Ali Altom speaks during a Reuters interview amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Khartoum, Sudan April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.

Sudan will impose a lockdown on the capital Khartoum, the country’s most populous city, for three weeks after 10 more cases of the new coronavirus were discovered on Monday, its information minister said.

The lockdown will start on Saturday, Faisal Saleh told Reuters. In total, 29 coronavirus cases have been discovered in Sudan.

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