Sudan reports 325 new COVID-19 cases, 2,289 in total

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A member of a medical team wearing protective suit sanitises cargo that arrived inside a plane at the airfield, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan April 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

Sudan on Saturday reported 325 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, bringing the nationwide count to 2,289 and 97 respectively.

Meanwhile, 17 more patients have recovered from the disease, taking the tally of recoveries to 222, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Adil Sharif, a Sudanese epidemiologist and community medicine specialist, told Xinhua that “this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day since the disease outbreak in Sudan.”

He urged local health authorities to take further measures and start an epidemiological investigation.

It is clear that there are epicenters of the disease, particularly in Khartoum State which has so far registered 1,874 cases, Sharif said.

He stressed the importance of further extending the full curfew in the state imposed on April 18 and the travel ban between the capital city of Khartoum and other states.

On May 8, the Sudanese government extended the full curfew in Khartoum State for 10 more days from May 9 to curb the spread of the pandemic.

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