Somalia’s COVID-19 tally hits 135

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Somalia has confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total tally to 135.

The Horn of African country’s health ministry announced the new figures on Saturday, noting that two more patients had died of the disease. Seven people have so far succumbed to COVID-19 in the country.

Somalia is one of 52 African countries that have recorded cases of COVID-19. The continent’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 20,000, with over 1,000 deaths. Over 4,600 patients have successfully recovered.

Globally, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 2.27 million, with the death toll surpassing 156,000, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Various governments have taken rapid measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.

In Somalia, the government suspended international flights and bolstered health surveillance at its entry points in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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