Somalia to reopen schools Saturday

Somalia will reopen schools this Saturday about four months after they were shut down following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in April.

The country’s Education Minister Godah Barre told journalists in Mogadishu today his ministry was satisfied all measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been instituted. The Minister said all learners will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in line with measures to contain the possible spread of the viral infection.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Somalia now stands at 3,227 with 1,728 recoveries. A further 93 people have since succumbed to the disease. The Ministry of Health announced Monday there was no recorded case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

However, it remains unknown how many people have been tested for the disease since the Ministry of Health went mute on the numbers in mid-April.

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