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Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is extending a lockdown in the state of Khartoum aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus by one week until July 7, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

From July 8 there will be a gradual return to normal, though a night curfew will be imposed from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m., Faisal Salih told Reuters.

Sudan has confirmed 9,258 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 572 deaths.

Authorities have extended the closure of Khartoum’s international airport until July 12.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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