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Somali Government Adjusts Curfew for Ramadan

Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali government has extended curfew hours in an effort to combat coronavirus following the largest new COVID 19 cases recorded in the country on Wednesday.

Police Chief, Abdi Hassan Mohamed who spoke to the media on Wednesday evening in Mogadishu said that they have made changes on curfew hours for the holy month of Ramadan.

“Starting the first night of Ramadan, we decided to increase the hours of the curfew by one hour. The curfew will now start one hour early, at 7:00 pm,” he said.

The government also directed restaurants to operate until 7 pm and the serve the public with take away services.

“It is prohibited the restaurants to operate as usual during the day, but in respect to Ramadan and Iftar, we allow the restaurants to sell take away foods until 7 pm,” the Commissioner said.

This comes after scholars, health workers and the government agreed on a decision to protect public health and prevent Coronavirus and its effect.

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