2020 coronavirus pandemic in Sudan

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Sudan in March 2020.[2]

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Sudan
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseKhartoum
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases14[1]
Official website


On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]


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.[8][9]

Sudan has stopped issuing visas for, and flights to, eight countries, including Italy and neighbouring Egypt, over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.[10]


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  6. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Sudan Reports First Coronavirus Case". The New York Times. Reuters. 13 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Sudan reports first coronavirus case". The East African. Agence France Presse. 13 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Sudan stops visas and flights for eight countries including Egypt over coronavirus: statement". Reuters. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.