Sudan Airports Closed Until June 28

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Khartoum — The Sudanese government extended the closure of all airports in the country for passenger traffic until June 28 as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions.

The Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that cargo flights are excluded from the ban, as well as technical and humanitarian aid, transporting employees of oil drilling companies, and the evacuation of foreign nationals.

The federal Ministry of Health reported 213 new coronavirus cases on Friday. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Sudan to 7,220 cases. 459 people died from the disease so far.

The Sudanese government reported the first confirmed coronavirus victim on March 10, when a 50-year-old man died from the disease.

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