Somaliland: Govt bans Eid-al-Fitr activities to control spread of Covid-19



Somaliland on Wednesday banned all gatherings and other activities including mass prayers during Eid-al-Fitr.

The Taskforce against Covid-19 also banned mass prayers not to be performed at mosques and stadiums to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The ban, which was reached at a meeting of Somaliland’s Committee on Covid-19, includes travel restrictions of public transportation and private ones across the provinces and districts in the country.

Public parks for children across the country will remain closed during Eid-al-Fitr holiday to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19 Taskforce made the decision to prevent large gatherings.

The committee informed all public parks and owners that they won’t reopen the parks.

The ban also includes prayers, gatherings and celebrations to mark Eid-al-Fitr.

Law enforcement agencies in charge of security are ordered to enforce the directives issued by the Taskforce.

Somaliland has reported 131 cases since the infection was confirmed in the country.

11 people have succumbed to complications arising from Covid-19.

10 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have defeated the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Somaliland issued preventive measures aimed at tackling the spread of Covid-19 since the state has reported its first cases in late March this year.


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