At least six health workers including doctors in Somalia have contracted coronavirus, officials said Thursday.

According to the country’s Health Ministry, the officials contracted the virus from a patient in the capital Mogadishu.

Dr Ibraahim Guled, the secretary general of Somali Medical Association, is among the infected.

Somalia confirmed its first COVID-19 case in mid-March. Since then, a total of 80 people have been diagnosed with the disease. Five people have also died, along with two regaining health.

The African nation, in order to contain the pandemic, imposed a night curfew in Mogadishu from Wednesday. Schools and universities, meanwhile,

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