COVID-19 Situational Update Series 1

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) outbreak was the first cases identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The Ministry of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic on 16 March 2020 in Mogadishu. Since the declaration of the first case, the Federal Government of Somalia has taken several preventive steps to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihood of Somalia people. The Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, announced that the Federal Government has allocated five million dollars to deal with COVID-19. The government also established the National Coordination Committee for COVID19 response led by the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia.

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