Hirshabelle State President of Somalia Mohamed Abdi Ware has suspended the state minister for constitutional affairs, MP Sadik Mukhtar Abdulle, the president said in a statement.
The minister is alleged of violating a directive of preventive measures issued by the state president.
The minister is accused of attending a ceremony held in Jawhar yesterday.
The late state minister for justice Khalif Mumin died due to complications of Covid-19.
Top officials of state Hirshabelle have gone into quarantine after the death of the minister.
Somalia’s tally of Covid-19 has seen a big jump and has so far confirmed 231 cases where most patients are in Mogadishu.