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KHARTOUM - 1 Jun 2020

Sudan airports to remain closed until June 14

Khartoum International Airport (File photo)
Khartoum International Airport (File photo)

Sudan will keep its airports closed for both internal and international flights until June 14, the state news agency SUNA said on Sunday.

The decision taken by Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority extends a shutdown that started on 16 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The news agency said airport will remain open only for flights for cargo, humanitarian aid, oil organisations’ workers and evacuating foreigners.

Separately, the Sudanese Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 226 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,026. It disclosed that at least 286 people died from the disease.

The Ministry of Health urged the public to follow and respect the precautionary social distancing measures.