Sudan closes schools and universities over COVID-19

Sudan’s has ordered the closure of schools and universities for one month from Saturday to control the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the cabinet said.

The statement said all public gatherings, such as weddings and social events, will also be banned.

On Friday, Sudan announced its first case of the novel coronavirus following the death of a 50-year-old man on Thursday.

The Sudanese citizen had recently been in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the health ministry said in a statement, without providing further details.