The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, warned on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could be the “turning point” for the transition to democracy that Sudan has plunged into unless the country receives Africans necessary support to face this.
According to Bachelet, the lack of resources limits the interim government’s measures to lead the country because of the agreement between the army and the opposition after the military coup, with which President Omar Hasán al Bashir was deposed in April 2019. that had promised economic and social development, democracy, peace and justice.
In her statement, the head of the human rights department specifically stressed the continuing unilateral sanctions – the country is on the list of sponsors of terrorism in the United States – that international institutions have not alleviated the debt and debt deficit in international support for the African Country. “The turning point could be Covid-19,” said Bachelet.
“The healthcare system is simply unable to cope with an outbreak to the extent that we are seeing in other parts of the world,” said the former Chilean president. So far, Sudan has registered 275 coronavirus cases and 22 deaths.