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Investigations start in North Darfur after dozens of elderly people die

Source: Radio Dabanga - Latest news

The full lockdown of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, imposed after dozens of elderly people died since last week, entered its third day on Thursday. A number of Sudanese states have extended measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In East Darfur, a doctor suspected of being infected was evicted from the house he rented. Sudanese refugees in South Sudan demand more soap and other materials that can protect them against Covid-19 infection.
On Wednesday the North Darfur authorities reported 79 deaths, especially among the elderly, within a week, in addition to the emergence of cases of loss of smell and taste.
There is no medical evidence yet of any connection between the higher mortality rates in El Fasher and the coronavirus pandemic. North Darfur has recorded 12 confirmed Covid-19 cases so far.

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