Somali president Mohamud contracts COVID-19

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 after his two-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He confirmed via a tweet posted on his official account on Friday.

Mohamud said that he had no symptoms but he would continue to self-isolate and serve the people of Somalia from his home.

“My fellow citizens, I would like to inform you that today I tested positive for COVID-19,’’ he wrote.

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Thereafter, he called on all Somalis to keep each other safe by following public health advice and guidelines aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

Some members of the president’s delegation had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Dubai, UAE.


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