By Goth Mohamed Goth

Somalilandcurrent– The President of the Republic of Somaliland, H.E Muse Bihi Abdi, today addressed the nation on the overall situation country and the efforts of the government in the prevention and fight against COVID-19 and at the same time sending a message to the people of Somaliland to adhere with the health recommendations by the national health committee.

The President speaking to journalists at the Ministry of Health said, “The country has entered a new stage in regards to the COVID-19 disease thus the need of every citizen to take extra precaution and by changing their norms since were faced by an unseen enemy whose spreads like wildfire and destroys everything in its wake.

The President made it clear that the disease has already claimed the lives of Somaliland citizens and the number is set to increase once we compete setting up the COVID-19 screening equipment(will be operational in the next two days).

“Due to the speed of the infection, the severity of the illnesses, doctors have informed me that with every infected person there is a possibility he has infected 50 other persons,” The President said.

The Head of State further appealed to religious leaders and imams of mosques in the country to put in place measures to safeguard the health of the populace against the COVID-19 thus the need to observe the interaction restrictions and control measures recommended by the national health committee. The public health well-being is one of the biggest responsibilities of the government.

He added that this year’s 18 May and 26 June national holidays celebrations will be marked in a low-key manner without the usual gatherings and festives.