2020 coronavirus pandemic in Sudan

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Sudan
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakUnited Arab Emirates
Index caseKhartoum
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 weeks)
Confirmed cases10[1]
Suspected cases140
Official website
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Sudan in March 2020. However, it did not spread in Sudan the way it has spread in other countries. As of 3 April 2020, only 10 confirmed cases of 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic were recorded.[2]

"Federal Ministry Of Health". Federal Ministry Of Health. Federal Ministry Of Health. 3 April 2020.</ref>


On 13 March 2020, Sudan reported its first novel coronavirus case in Khartoum, a man who died on 12 March 2020 and had visited the United Arab Emirates in the first week of March.[1][3]

Sudan has stopped issuing visas for, and flights to, eight countries, including Italy and neighbouring Egypt, over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.[4]


  • Sudan has currently the highest COVID-19 death rate out of any country, at 25%.[5]
  • Sudan also has one of the lowest number of COVID-19 cases over all, at eight total cases as of 2 April 2020.


  1. ^ a b "Sudan Reports First Coronavirus Case". The New York Times. Reuters. 13 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Corona Virus Updates". WorldoMeter. WorldoMeter. 3 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sudan reports first coronavirus case". The East African. Agence France Presse. 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Sudan stops visas and flights for eight countries including Egypt over coronavirus: statement". Reuters. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ Click the Deaths(%) column twice

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