Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority on Monday decided to extend the closure of airports for domestic and international passenger flights until May 20 amid the spread of COVID-19.

The decision exempted scheduled cargo flights and humanitarian and technical aid flights, as well as flights of companies operating in oil fields and permitted evacuation flights for foreign nationals, the authority said in a statement.

On March 16, Sudan decided to close all airports and border crossings in a bid to contain coronavirus spread.

Meanwhile, Sudan’s health ministry on Monday announced the recording of 26 new infections and two new deaths.

Sudan’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have so far climbed to 92, including 12 deaths.

The ministry urged the citizens to abide by the preventive guidelines and immediately report on any suspected cases. Enditem

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