Sudan’s COVID-19 cases climb to 3,138, 121 deaths

Sudan on Thursday announced 410 new COVID-19 infections and 10 more deaths in the past three days, bringing the total confirmed cases to 3,138 and the death toll to 121.

Meanwhile, 23 more patients have recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 309, the health ministry said in a statement.

Health Minister Akram Ali Al-Tom attributed the intensive transmission of the disease to the slack implementation of the health ban.

“There is a noticeable slack in controlling the curfew which made the city full of movement as if a ban order has not been issued,” Al-Tom said in a separate statement.

“There is easy inter-state travel by private vehicles and easy movement between the different areas of the capital, particularly during the night,” he added.

On April 18, the Sudanese government imposed a three-week curfew on Khartoum State.

The curfew had been extended for 10 days from May 9 and again for two more weeks from May 18.