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Somalia announces 70 new cases of corovirus

Sunday May 3, 2020

Somalia has announced 70 new cases of the Coronavrus during the last 24 hours. This takes the national COVID-19 tally to 671.

Minister for Health and Social Care Fowziya Abikar Nur announced in her daily briefing that 67 of the cases were recorded in Banadir region (Mogadishu and its environs) and three were registered in the breakaway region of Somaliland.

She also submitted that the country has recorded three deaths, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 31.

Three more people have recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 34.

The latest announcement comes amid fears of mass spread of the virus among the population, especially in the capital, Mogadishu, with some reports indicating that there are many cases not recorded by the government.


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