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The U.S. announced on Thursday it will provide $7 million to help Somalia deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The U.S. Government is providing $7 million in humanitarian and health assistance to #Somalia for #COVID19 response,” read a tweet by the Somalia chapter of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

“This assistance will primarily provide health-related support and supplies to bolster water and sanitation activities,” said the USAID Somalia.

Somalia has five confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, with no deaths, and one recovery, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows the coronavirus has now spread to

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