Sudan has temporarily opened its main airport to enable the return of nationals from overseas, three days after it shut all border crossings amid coronavirus concerns, an aviation official said.

Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Abdul Hafiz Abdul Rahim said Khartoum airport was made operational till Saturday morning.

“We have decided to open air traffic for 48 hours starting from 07.45 a.m. local time (0545GMT) Thursday to allow the Sudanese stranded outside to return home,” he told Anadolu Agency.

While around 1,000 nationals returned from Saudi Arabia last week via a passenger ship, many are returning through the land

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