President of Hirshabelle State of Somalia has been in self-isolation for the past week over concerns of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
The State president made the announcement on Sunday via on his twitter.
The president said in a statement that he is ok but chose to self-quarantine as a precaution and to set an example for the people.
The announcement comes following the death of the region’s minister for state justice Khalif Mumin Tohow on Sunday.
The late minister succumbed to Covid-19 pandemic while under going treatment in Mogadishu.
The leader of Hirshabelle State Mohamed Abdi Ware and his deputy Ali Gudlawe have commiserated the death of the state minister.
The officials sent their condolences to the family and friends of the late member of the parliament of the region.
” It was shocking when I heard the news of his death. Honorable Mumin was a patriotic citizen who played a key part in the establishment of Hirshabelle state.” president Ware said
The President and his Vice president urged the residents of the state to take the virus seriously by taking the instruction from the ministry of health including staying at home, and practicing social distancing.
Several regional officers who were in contact with the deceased ministers also went into self-quarantine.