Somalia confirms 209 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

The government has instituted measures to contain the spread of the virus, including closing schools, universities, banning large gatherings, and making the use of face masks mandatory at all places.

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Somalia confirms 209 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The health ministry of Somalia on Tuesday confirmed 209 new cases of COVID-19 as the country continues to try containing the highly contagious disease.

The latest infections bring the total tally of cases to 7,727 with a total of 260 fatalities after Somalia was hit by the second wave of coronavirus last month, blaming travels abroad and the public gatherings.

The total COVID-19 recoveries are now 3,867 since last year with the main hospital in Mogadishu treating COVID-19 patients De Martini faces a shortage of oxygen to save lives.

The government has instituted measures to contain the spread of the virus, including closing schools, universities, banning large gatherings, and making the use of face masks mandatory at all places.

The spike in the COVID-19 cases comes at a time Somalia in the middle of an electoral crisis after leaders of the Government and some Federal States as well as opposition candidates disputed over the process.

 KEYDMEDIA English

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