Coronavirus: Public gathering is no longer allowed in SomaliaPublished on February 18, 2021, The East African
Somalia bans public gatherings over spike in Covid-19 cases
“In the last 24 hours, we have confirmed 127 cases of Covid-19”, bringing the total positive cases recorded in the country to 5,500, Health Minister Fawzia Abikar Nur said in a press conference on Wednesday.
Of these, 126 of the cases were found in Banadir region (Mogadishu and surrounding areas) while one case was reported by Hirshabelle State, one of the five Federal Member States.
Fifteen more people died raising the death toll to 172, while the country has recorded a total of 3,750 recoveries.
At the same press briefing, Information Minister Osman Abukar Dubbe told the media that the ban on public gatherings takes effect the same day, while personnel in public service will mainly work from home.
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