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Thirty six cases out of 47 tests turned out positive for COVID19 in Somalia

Friday in what translates to close 80% incidence rate raising further concerns on the fast spread of the disease in the Horn of Africa nation.

The Ministry of Health announced Friday evening the new cases in what is now becoming a consistent trend of over 20 cases in a day.
Out of 269 people tested for COVID19 since the entry of coronavirus into Somalia last month, 116 have returned positive results amounting to close to a half of the tested cases.

April has seen an uptick of the COVID19 cases in Somalia amid concerns many people still fail to heed health measures. Mosques in various parts of the country Friday remained opened with faithfuls congregating for prayers despite calls for social distancing.

There has been a push and pull between the government and some clerics who insist on conducting prayers against odds.

With a weak health system which has forced the government to treat COVID19 patients in their homes, Somalia is facing yet another challenge adding to an already fragile situation.

|| Warbaahinta WidhWidh Online News Desk ||

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