Somalia confirms third case of COVID19

Somali government has confirmed third case of Coronavirus known as COVID19 after foreigner at Halene tested positive.

Fowziya Abikar, Somalia’s health minister confirmed that the foreigner working in Halene base in Mogadishu tested positive after testing.

“Yesterday evening, received report that foreigner working in Halene tested positive, therefore this adds up to three cases,” she said.

In a statement, UN confirmed that an employee of a commercial contractor has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Mogadishu.

” The United Nations in Somalia confirms that an employee of a commercial contractor engaged by the United Nations has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19),” the statement reads in part.

According to the statement, the contractor had been in quarantine for eight days prior to diagnosis.

“The United Nations in Somalia takes the global COVID-19 pandemic seriously and, over the past weeks, has prepared operating, medical and support procedures for the possibility of such an incident occurring. Our priorities are the care of the contractor and to prevent the further spread of the virus,” the statement assured.

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