The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a new leader in Sudan. Moreover, the country is seeing high inflation rates. Read ahead to know more. Also, find out what the Sudanese Government is up to during the pandemic.
Newspapers Stop Printing
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his ministers are not following social distancing. Moreover, they were filmed at the airport to receive, Defence Minister, Late Gamal Omer’s body.
Also, they ignored social distancing at the funeral home. The neighbors warned them about the possible health risk they are creating by mass gathering. The Sudanese newspapers are short in supply.
Moreover, this is due to a lack of sales. The lockdown restrictions have stopped news printing. Moreover, only online news is available at the moment. There is only 26% internet penetration in the country. Therefore, not everyone will get the latest news and updates.
Sudan Migrant Workers Fled Quarantine Centers
According to the BBC, many migrant workers coming from abroad fled the quarantine centers. They said that the living conditions are very poor at the center. Furthermore, Sudan imposed a nationwide lockdown in April 2020.
According to Reuters, the police arrested and beat up doctors. They left home to go to their working space. Moreover, they were arrested even after they showed their travel permit. Mr. Tom stepped in and ordered their release.
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Coronavirus In Africa
Many Sudanese believe that the virus was brought in the country by the migrant workers who returned from the UAE and Egypt. Moreover, they returned due to the outbreak in those countries.
Also, the students who came from Wuhan city protested at the airport for putting them into quarantine. Also, many doctors have refused to work due to the lack of protective equipment at hospitals in Sudan.