The president of Somaliland, the breakaway region of the northwestern Somalia, has granted pardon to 574 prisoners on Wednesday, due to coronavirus outbreak.

In a presidential degree, Muse Bihi Abdi ordered the state attorney general starting from Wednesday to release 574 inmates through Somaliland territories.

“This is an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic and those who are due to release are nonthreatening and low crimes inmates,” said a statement by the president’s office of the region in Hargaisa.

On Tuesday, Somaliland said a Chinese citizen and a Somali national who traveled back from Britain have

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