March 14, 2020 / 8:58 PM / 21 days ago

Sudan closes schools and universities for one month over coronavirus

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered the closure of schools and universities for one month from Saturday to stop the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

The statement said all public gatherings, such as weddings and social events, will also be banned.

(This story has been refiled to change dateline from CAIRO)

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz in Khartoum; Writing by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Catherine Evans

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