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Sudan reports second death from coronavirus

Source: Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan




March 30, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – A second patient in Sudan who tested positive for coronavirus has died, the Sudanese federal health confirmed on Monday.

The patient was a businessman in the sixties with diabetes and hypertension. He died in Khartoum after his return from the United Arab Emirates on 13 March.

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On Sunday, Minister Akram Eltom said the number of coronavirus-infected patients has increased to six cases.

Medical sources said that doctors and medical workers at Fadhil Private Hospital in Khartoum decided to self-quarantine themselves. The family of the patient did not inform the practitioners of his travel to the UAE and other symptoms.

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The Sudanese health authorities isolated his family members and started investigations to identify those who were recently in touch with him.

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Among the six confirmed cases of coronavirus, four returned to the country from the UAE. The two others are from Spain and France.

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