The Egyptian embassy in Sudan has announced that the Egypt-Sudan Eshkeet border crossing has been opened “one last time” on Monday and Tuesday to allow the return of Egyptian citizens and trucks from Sudan before the crossing is closed indefinitely starting 25 March.
The embassy urged members of the Egyptian community in Sudan who want to return to seize this last opportunity before the border is closed, which is part of measures taken by Egypt and Sudan to protect their citizens against the spread of coronavirus.
The border crossing between Egypt and Sudan has been closed by agreement between the two countries, and has been reopened several times to allow the return of stranded citizens.
“According to the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan, 47 people are still in isolation in two centres in Khartoum. In total, 341 people have been cleared and discharged from quarantine,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says.
Egypt has 327 confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 deaths, according to the latest Egyptian health ministry report.