COVID-19 in Sudan: Will the mitigation Efforts win against the Virus?

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard among both affluent and poor countries. Sudan has prepared its strategies to cope with the pandemic. The main objectives were the control of the source of infection, blocking transmission and preventing wide spread. The response mechanism has a multi-sector approach with involvement of government, civil society organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The action plans involved: protocols for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, surveillance, epidemiological investigation, management of case contacts. However; many factors are jeopardizing the mitigation efforts of these plans.


At the time of writing, there are about 4000 confirmed case, 300 recoveries and 170 deaths. the numbers are below the projected numbers in many mathematical models. However; the limited testing capacity, case identification and contact tracing the exact situation might not be ascertained.

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