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.
The family members are all in a stable condition.
Well wishers have tweeted quick recovery messages to al-Mahdi:
Urgent healing for the Sadiq Al Mahdi family . pic.twitter.com/xvltLDuu3U
— Malik Agar (@MalikAgar1) November 2, 2020
Sudan has so far 13,819 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 837 deaths.