Doctors warn of COVID-19 spread in Sudan

Doctors in Sudan have issued new cautions about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and appealed to the public to observe safety precautions such as masks and social distancing, especially during the resistance marches.The Joint Doctors’ Office/Unified Office of Physicians, which represents the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, the Sudanese Consultants and Specialists Committee, and the Sudan Doctors’ Syndicate, warned for the spread of COVID-19, and called on the Sudanese…

COVID-19 ‘Omicron’: Sudan imposes travel ban from Southern Africa

The health authorities in Sudan have issued a decision banning entry to travellers arriving from six Southern African countries, due to the outbreak of the new ‘Omicron’ mutation of COVID-19 that was identified in South Africa.Sudanese authorities say that one case of infection with the new mutation has been reported by Khartoum International Airport, regarding a passenger from South Africa.The ban, effective from tomorrow until February 27 next year, includes…

COVID-19 ‘Omicron’: Sudan imposes travel ban from Southern Africa

The health authorities in Sudan have issued a decision banning entry to travellers arriving from six Southern African countries, due to the outbreak of the new ‘Omicron’ mutation of COVID-19 that was identified in South Africa.Sudanese authorities say that one case of infection with the new mutation has been reported by Khartoum International Airport, regarding a passenger from South Africa.The ban, effective from tomorrow until February 27 next year, includes…

Sudan says ‘several’ troops killed by Ethiopian forces

KHARTOUM, Nov 28 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Sudan’s army said Saturday “several” soldiers had been killed in an attack by armed groups and militias linked to the Ethiopian military in a disputed fertile border region.   Relations between Khartoum and Addis Ababa have soured over Al-Fashaqa, a border zone long cultivated by Ethiopian farmers but claimed by Sudan.   “Our forces tasked with securing the harvest in Al-Fashaqa… were attacked by groups…

Suspect COVID-19 med equipment seized in Sudan

Medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been seized from several factories in Sudan, on suspicion that they do not comply with standards and health requirements. Inspectors say they encountered some cases where equipment was being handled ‘in a very poor environment’.   In the first joint operation of its kind between the Sudanese Criminal Investigation Department (CID), INTERPOL and AFRIPOL, related to monitoring and control of medicines and…

Sudan Says Several Troops Killed by Ethiopian Forces Along Border

KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Sudan's army said Saturday several soldiers had been killed in an attack by armed groups and militias linked to the Ethiopian military in a disputed fertile border region.Relations between Khartoum and Addis Ababa have soured over Al-Fashaqa, a border zone long cultivated by Ethiopian farmers but claimed by Sudan."Our forces tasked with securing the harvest in Al-Fashaqa … were attacked by groups of Ethiopian army forces and…

In Lainya, communities unite 16 Days of Activism with the need for health and hygiene

LAINYA - More than 1000 women, men and children in Lainya town undertook a three-kilometer walk to mark 16 Days of Activism.They had a dual objective: To raise awareness regarding the need to eliminate all forms of violence against women as well as poor hygiene conditions in the area which has an adverse effect on women’s health.“Women and girls in South Sudan have continued to suffer from abuse and conflict,”…

Health workers go on strike over unpaid allowances in Wau

Health workers including doctors at the Way Teaching Hospital in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal state have laid down their tools protesting what they described as incomplete payment of the Covid-19 allowances.   About 400 workers at the main hospital said they expected to be paid 200,000 SSP Covid-19 allowances from the national ministry of health in Juba but instead they received way less.   Speaking to Radio Tamazuj…
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