Sudan confirms its citizen has died of coronavirus

By BBC On Sat, 14 Mar, 2020 14:15 | < 1 min read
The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. [PHOTO | FILE]
The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Sudan says a man in his 50s who died on Thursday in the capital, Khartoum, had coronavirus, confirming the country's first case.

Sudan says a man in his 50s who died on Thursday in the capital, Khartoum, had coronavirus, confirming the country’s first case.

The man had visited the UAE in the first week of March, health authorities said.

Sudan has stopped issuing visas for, and flights to, eight countries, including Italy and neighbouring Egypt, over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.

Bus trips to Egypt have also been suspended.

Egypt was the first country in Africa to confirm a case of coronavirus. It has recorded two deaths and now has at least 80 cases.

Kenya confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on Friday, March 13.

The patient, a 27-year-old woman, travelled into the country from Chicago, USA, via London, UK, on March 5.

The patient is currently admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, revealed Friday that the lady was in a stable condition, and that her body temperature was “normal”.

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