Local flights to resume next week-Aviation Minister

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation said Thursday it had reached an agreement with aviation companies to resume local flights next week.

Transport Minister Mohamed Omar said in a meeting with representatives from airlines local flights will resume next week but did not specify the date.

The Minister noted all passengers will be screened before entering the airport and after to ensure adherence to health standards in containing the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Somalia grounded local and international flights in mid-April and reaffirmed a similar order later in the month to curb the import and spread of COVID-19.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Somalia has since risen to over 2000 with close to 80 deaths.

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