Somalia has announced 35 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total confirmed cases in the country to 60.
Health Minister Fowsiya Abikar said 32 of the new cases were registered in the capital, Mogadishu, while Hargeisa and Borama cities in the breakaway region of Somaliland recorded two cases and one case respectively.
The minister revealed that 52 of the patients were in stable conditions and are in self-isolation in their homes, two are being treated in Martini hospital in Mogadishu while another is under the care of a facility at Halane UN camp in the capital.
The huge spike in the COVID-19 infections is worrying for the Horn of Africa nation due to its weak healthcare system.
Minister Fowsiya called on the public to observe social distancing and stay in their homes unless they are going out for a very important reason.