The Ministry of Health Development announced three additional cases of COVID-19 in Somaliland, two in Hargeisa and one in Borama in addition to the two previously confirmed cases.

No additional details were announced about the patients including age, sex and their current status as well as contact tracing information.

The announcement came from hastily convened press conference by the Minister of Health Development and the Director General. So far, the COVID-19 committee has not commented on the new cases.

No steps have been taken yet to curb large public gathering in Somaliland. International flights by Ethiopian Airlines, khat import from Ethiopia, public transportation such as taxis and buses as well as mosques are still operational.

This is a developing story and we will update as we receive more details.