A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)
A Sudanese man is seen wearing a face mask in Khartoum, Sudan, on March 14, 2020. Sudan's Health Ministry on Friday announced the death of a Sudanese citizen infected with COVID-19. (Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudan on Tuesday recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,660 and the death toll to 80.

Meanwhile, 12 more patients have recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries nationwide to 173, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Hamza Awadalla, a Sudanese epidemiologist and community medicine specialist, urged conducting an epidemiological investigation to locate the real epicenter of the disease.

“Khartoum State constitutes the biggest epicentre until now and there is a clear non-abidance by the full curfew,” he noted.

On Friday, the Sudanese government extended the full curfew in Khartoum State for 10 more days from May 9 to curb the spread of the pandemic. Enditem

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