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Sudan launches online coronavirus testing project

The project that has established a smartphone application called Corona SAFE will help overcome shortages of mass testing in the country.

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(African Stand) — Sudan launched an online project to help in testing and containing the novel coronavirus that has widely spread in the country, according to a health official on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reports.

The project that has established a smartphone application called Corona SAFE will help overcome shortages of mass testing in the country, Sara Alamlik, the head of the health support division in the Health Ministry, told a press conference in the capital Khartoum.

Corona SAFE provides users with information on the symptoms of COVID-19, as well as for instructions on precautions to avoid contracting the disease.

For his part, Mohamed Abuagla, the chairman of the US-based company Enaya Tech that established the application, told Anadolu Agency it aims to enable the Sudanese to live safely with the virus in the coming period and help the ministry fill the testing gap in the country.

“We worked for four months to come up with this solution to help people live safely with the coronavirus,” he said.

Abuagla added: “The virus is going to stay with us for a long time and therefore, we need to find mechanisms and ways so we can work with it and live our lives as safely as we can while we are maintaining the precautions and safety measures,” he said.

Sudan has registered more than 11,000 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic last March.

Wandukwa Henry

Written by Wandukwa Henry

Wandukwa Henry is a graduate from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Computer Science and now he is an African Stand correspondent covering the East African region.

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