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Mogadishu enforces fine for failure to wear mask

MOGADISHU (SD) – Banaadir Regional Administration has vowed to fine anyone who fail to wear face masks amid Covid-19 resurgence in Somalia.

In a statement, Banaadir administration directed people in the capital city, Mogadishu to adhere to the mandatory rule.

The directive comes amid COVID-19 designated facility de-Martini hospital in Mogadishu recorded several admissions among them Somalis who travelled from the UK, raising fears a new variant of the disease had landed in the country.

According to the ministry of Health, Mogadishu has the highest number of cases across the nation with its latest recorded stands at 4,502 cases.Meanwhile, Somalia recorded 8,820 cases including 338 fatalities.

The horn of Africa nation has today registered 107 new coronavirus infections out 1,117 samples that were tested in the past 24 hours.

25 more people were reported to have recovered from the disease; hence the total number of recoveries is now at 4,079.

The disease killed eleven people in the country, making the total number of fatalities 338.

The country banned public gatherings to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Somalia is yet to begin inoculating its people but is set to receive 1.2 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

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