The World Health Organization has delivered COVID 19 medical supplies to Jowhar, the administrative capital of Hirshabelle state of Somalia.
The supplies which include face masks, gloves, and other preventive kits are meant to curb the spread of the pandemic.
Hirshablle health minister, Abdi Moalim Mohamed who received the supplies thanked the UN health agency saying it was highly needed.
“We highly appreciate the medical supplies by the WHO which we highly needed to curb the virus that is already present in the state.” The Minister said.
The state has so far recorded eight Coronavirus cases out of 1502 positive results across the country.
Former Hirshablle state minister for justice, Khalif Mumin Tohow succumbed to the pandemic mid last month after developing symptoms while in Jowhar.
Several regional officials who were in contact have since gone into self-quarantine.