Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali Federal Government confirmed today the first person to die of coronavirus in Somalia.
Abdirizak Ahmed Yusuf (Jamaluddin), a senior member of the Coronavirus Disease Control Committee in Somalia, confirmed the death of the person at Martini hospital in Mogadishu.
The deceased, whose name has not been disclosed, is said to be 58 years old and infected while in Somalia.
This is the first case confirming a community spread in the country which is pound to cause a panic among the public.
Somalia has confirmed eight cases of Coronavirus so far, one of whom has recovered, while the first one died today.