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Somalia's Covid-19 cases rise to 3

Friday March 27, 2020

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali government has confirmed third Coronavirus case barely hours after the country recorded the second case.

Health minister, Fowziya Abikar on Friday said the patient is a foreigner who returned to the country recently after travelling to several countries.

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She said that patient, who works at Halene base in Mogadishu will be quarantined until confirmed negative.

Meanwhile, UN in a statement said an employee of a commercial contractor engaged by the United Nations was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The statement stated that the contractor was kept in quarantine for eight days prior to diagnosis.

The country confirmed the case of the novel Coronavirus mid this month.

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