Somalia Seeks Support to Feed Millions hit by Severe Drought
Somalia has so far registered more than 19,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,079 deaths since the outbreak of the diseases in the country early last year.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The surge in COVID-19 infections has prompted the Health Ministry of Somalia to announce on Monday that the country has entered a third wave of the pandemic.
The ministry voiced alarm about the recurrence of the virus which is now sweeping across Somalia. The deaths are on the rise and the slow vaccine rollout is aggravating the crisis further.
It has imposed guidelines to contain the third wave of infections, including a night-time curfew, cancellation of large gatherings, reduction of officials meetings except for the necessary ones.
All travelers coming to the country need a negative PCR test upon arrival at the airports. The public has been asked to strictly enforce the use of the face mask and keep physical distance.
"Everyone traveling to and from the country must have COVID-19 Negative PCR Test Certificate) with QR code (Quick Response code) which was issued within 72 hours-time.
Somalia has so far registered more than 19,000 COVID-19 cases nationwide and 1,079 deaths since the outbreak of the diseases in the country early last year, per the ministry records.
UN agencies estimate over 755,000 people have been internally displaced in Somalia due to the severe drought which is attributed to a failure of the rains for four years and climate change.