MOGADISHU, Somalia

Somali government announced Sunday that it banned all passengers with a travel history through the worst-hit countries from entering Somalia.

All passengers originating from China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy or transiting through one of those countries for the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the country.

The measure was taken to stem the spread of the new coronavirus known as COVID-19, according to a statement by Somali Civil Aviation Authority.

After a meeting in Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali Health Minister Fawziya Abikar called on all donors to unite their support to help the government’s

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