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Ex-Sudanese PM Sent To UAE After Contracting COVID-19

Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has been transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment after contracting coronavirus.

The National Umma Party (NUP), in a statement, said its leader was being treated in Sudan before a decision was made to take him abroad.

Some 21 members of the al-Mahdi family have also contracted the virus, according to Anadolu news agency.

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The family members are all in a stable condition.

Well wishers have tweeted quick recovery messages to al-Mahdi:

Sudan has so far 13,819 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 837 deaths.


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