Somali Police heighten Curfew in Mogadishu

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Somalia’s Federal Government has heightened the curfew on the eve of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

Somalia’s Police Chief, General Abdi Hasan Hijar, said that the curfew will start at 7 pm local time in Mogadishu starting from Day one of the holy month of Ramadan which is due to kick off on Friday.

According to the previous measures, the curfew was about to commence 8 pm local time.

The police boss has urged the public to stick to government measures in a bid to contain the deadly Covid-19 disease which is fast spreading in the Horn of Africa.

People are asked to practice social distancing and that restaurants to offer takeaways.

The police issued directives aimed at reducing traffic jam in public transport  service vehicles.

The capacity allowed to carry the 15 sitter mini-buses were reduced to ferry 10 passengers.

Somalia’s total Covid-19 cases still stands at 286 while 14 succumbed to death.

 

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