As a latest measure to stem the spread of the pandemic, Sudan has announced to ban all passenger road transport between cities and deploy emergency laws to ensure compliance with measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19. The decision has been taken by the ruling Sovereign Council.
The enfeebled health infrastructure of the country as well as the deepening economic crisis has added to the global health crisis in Sudan.
The transitional authorities of Sudan, that have taken power a year ago by overthrowing the government of former President Omar al-Bashir have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the nation.
The Prime Minister’s Office said that those violating the restrictions, breaking quarantine rules, hiding information or impeding medical treatment could now face criminal prosecution under emergency laws.