UN staff member residing in Khartoum tested positive for the novel coronavirus

The staff member entered Sudan on March 15 with no symptoms, and self-isolated at home as per health advice. After developing mild symptoms, the staff member sought medical advice, was tested by the Ministry, with a positive result

On 20 March, an international United Nations staff member residing in Khartoum tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The case is currently being managed by the Federal Ministry of Health (MoH), who have the staff member in an isolation facility. The staff member’s symptoms are mild, and is in a good condition.

The staff member entered Sudan on March 15 with no symptoms, and self-isolated at home as per health advice. After developing mild symptoms, the staff member sought medical advice, was tested by the Ministry, with a positive result.

The staff member did not come into contact with any aid or assistance recipients. The staff member’s family are also in self-quarantine. They have no symptoms and are in good health.

The United Nations in Sudan is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has previously put in place significant restrictions to reduce the risks of transmission, ensure a safe environment, and protect the health and safety of the community.

We are working with relevant authorities, and have established a UN-wide task force to monitor the situation, ensure much-needed operations continue, and provide support to Sudan in addressing this crisis.

The UN is on the front line, helping the Government of Sudan tackle this crisis and protect the most vulnerable. We also continue to deliver our live saving humanitarian programmes and are open for business despite the challenging times. More than ever, we need solidarity, commitment and the political will to see this crisis through together.

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