Somalia declares first coronavirus recovery

Somalia today announced the first case of recovery from the Covid-19 disease, barely two weeks after its outbreak in the country.

In a letter addressed to UN/Amisom Level 2 hospital in Mogadishu, Somali health ministry said a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 this month has recovered.

The ministry added that the patient who is identified as Ahmed Yusuf Yasin will be freed soon.

According to the letter, the patient underwent two tests and was confirmed to be negative.

“Therefore, since they completed the quarantine period with negative Lab results, the Ministry of Health has decided to advise the release of the below list of suspected cases with due effect from today March 30th, 2020, as they do not carry any risk of transmission for COVID-19,” the letter reads in part..

Somalia on Friday confirmed the third case of COVID-19 after person who was working with UN tested positive.

Somalia registered the first case mid this month and instituted a raft of measures including banning all international flights and closing learning institutions.

The country remains among countries with few cases of the disease as most African countries record double digit figures.

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