March 14, 2020 / 7:48 PM / a month ago

REFILE-Sudan closes schools and universities for one month over coronavirus

(Refiles to change dateline from CAIRO, adds reporting credit)

KHARTOUM, March 14 (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. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz in Khartoum; Writing by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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