HARGEISA– Somaliland confirmed its first two cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.
Despite the COVID-19 which is widespread in the globe, Somaliland has long claimed that it is free from the virus.
In a press conference, the minister of health of Somaliland, Omar Ali Abdilahi, has announced that a Chinese national that was living in the port city of Berbera and Somaliland citizen that has recently returned from the UK have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus pandemic which causes COVID-19.
The health minister has said that the two are in a stable situation, the health agencies and the Coronavirus National Preparedness Committee are monitoring them.
Somaliland issued strict measures in a bid to combat the deadly COVID-19 by shutting down all learning centers across the country.
Health authorities have been on high alert. The government announced last week that incoming travelers from several countries must remain in quarantine for 14 days.