| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Sudan warns of ‘tough’ months ahead due to pandemic

Sudan has predicted that it was in for a tough three months ahead with the continuous rise in coronavirus infections and death.

Health authorities urged the ratification of a law that makes mask wearing and social distancing mandatory to stem the spread of the virus.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, Sudan has recorded 30,000 cases including 2,000 deaths.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Health Minister Omar Ahmed Al-Najeeb acknowledged that isolation centers have limited capacity to receive people.

He revealed that the Health Ministry was working on increasing capacity at several hospitals so that they can receive more patients.

He called on the Supreme Committee for Health Emergencies to reduce the number of employees in public institutions, especially the elderly who are at greater risk due to the virus.

Around 5,000 people have received the AstraZeneca vaccine since the inoculation campaign began two weeks ago, he added.

Forty-seven vaccination centers have been set up in Khartoum, he stated.

Najeeb warned that the coronavirus will persist for a long time, urging the need to raise awareness among the people on the need to comply with precautionary measures.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat