Somaliland Cancels Independence Day events amid Covid-19



The government of Somaliland on Sunday has decided to cancel all major events to mark the country’s independence anniversary Day on May 18th and 26th June, as part of preventive measures it is taking to tackle the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The decision to call off the celebrations was made public in a press conference by President Bihi of Somaliland addressing Covid-19 at the premises of the ministry of health. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted almost all normal every day activities and events for people worldwide, especially after the World Health Organisation named it a global pandemic. Many places are in quarantine and large gatherings of people have either been prohibited. This virus pandemic came at a time when Somalilanders are organizing and planning their celebrations of 29th independence day that it recaptured its independence from Somalia on May 18, 1991 following the collapse of Somalia’s central government in 1991. Parades, public gatherings and galas planned to transpire in Somaliland are all cancelled due to the Coronavirus spread. The president urged the public to remain vigilant due to the fight against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.


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