In Sudan's capital, where fighting continues between government forces and the RSF militant group, armed men seized a laboratory that stores cholera and measles pathogens. According to Reuters, citing a WHO representative, employees of a scientific institution cannot get there and protect materials from leakage.
The national public health laboratory in Khartoum was captured by one of the warring parties, but which one was not specified. A WHO spokesman warned of a "high risk of biohazard".
On April 15, the RSF accused the leadership of the Sudanese army of trying to seize power and violating the ceasefire. More than 450 people have already died in the clashes, and 4,000 have been injured.
The RSF claims to have taken control of the presidential palace, the residence of the army commander, a military base in the northern city of Merov, as well as Khartoum International Airport and two other airports. On April 24, it became known that RSF militants attacked the prison where former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the army in 2019, is imprisoned. Several prisoners escaped from the prison as a result of the attack, but whether al-Bashir was among them is unknown.