A UN staff member in Somalia has been diagnosed with Coronavirus , the UN has confirmed.
In a statement on Twitter, the man said he was in Somalia.
“We are taking the epidemic seriously in preparation for controlling cases. We will continue to support the health ministry to control the disease.”
The Somali Ministry of Health has confirmed the third case of Corona’s disease from a foreigner at the Halane camp at Mogadishu airport.
This comes at a time when the Somalia government has confirmed the second case of Corona in the country.
.@UN in #Somalia confirms 1 employee of UN-contracted company diagnosed with COVID-19. We take the pandemic seriously & have taken all measures to prepare for & contain any cases. We continue supporting health authorities to prevent further spread & strengthen health systems.
— UNSOM (@UNSomalia) March 27, 2020