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Somalia reports first coronavirus death

Somalia now has 12 cases of coronavirus

Somalia has announced the first death from Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus.

The victim was a 58-year-old man, according to the Minister for Health Fawziya Abikar Nur.

He did not have any travel history and was being treated at Martini Hospital in the capital, Mogadishu, according to government spokesperson Ismail Mukhtar Orongo.

The health ministry also announced that two health workers were among four new coronavirus cases in the country.

Somalia has so far confirmed 12 coronavirus cases.