Somalia Announces Sending Over 20 Doctors to Italy to Help Fight Coronavirus

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) –Somali government has announced sending over 20 doctors to Italy to help fight coronvirus in the country.

The Somali government spokesman, Ismael Mokhtar Oronjo speaking to Anadolu Agency said medical volunteers from the Somali National University in Mogadishu will soon be sent to Italy.

“Twenty volunteer doctors from National University in Mogadishu are registered at Italy’s Embassy and will go to Italy to help the country’s fight against coronavirus,” he said.

The spokesman told Anadolu that his government answering a call from Italy on urgent assistance toward fighting coronavirus is sending the medical team who are currently waiting for their charter flight to Italy.

On Thursday, Italy’s Civil Protection reported 712 new deaths, bringing the country’s death toll from the virus to date to 8,215.

Meanwhile, Somalia on Friday confirmed the third case of coronavirus in the Horn of Africa nation.

According to the UN assistance mission in Somalia, a UN commercial contractor tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China, in December, the virus, has spread to at least 176 countries and regions, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows more than 553,200 cases have been reported worldwide, with the death toll over 25,000, and more than 127,500 recoveries.

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