President Farmajo pays special tribute to health workers in his UNGA speech

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has thanked the health workers in the country for putting the lives on the line to avert the coronavirus in the country.

Speaking during the 75 United Nations General Assembly via video conference from his office in Mogadishu, President Farmajo said the move by Somali health workers was courageous and professional despite little resources allocated in the recuperating sector.

“I want to pay special tribute to all of our courageous and dutiful health personnel who risked their lives to save others.”

The head of state further said his government did utmost to keep its population as safe as possible from the global pandemic through effective public health information.

“COVID 19 cases which were rising quickly at the early stages of the pandemic, have fallen steadily as a result of our government’s swift actions. Again, this successful response would not have been possible without the effective partnership between our government, citizens and international partners.

The President also recognized the role of the private sector in the economy during the coronavirus lockdown in the country.

“I also recognize the patience and contribution of the Somali private sector which worked with the government to keep the economy functioning and providing vital services to the Somali people at the most critical hour of need.”

According to official statistics, over 3,000 Somalis were infected by the virus and around 100 tragically lost their lives as a result.

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