Somaliland minister tests positive for Covid-19

The information minister for the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has tested positive for Covid-19 amid concerns of a second wave of infections.

The minister, Suleiman Ali, who was on a peace and mediation tour in Sool area said he was feeling okay.

Mr Ali said he would go into isolation and continue discharging his duties.

He warned that coronavirus was still a risk and that people should follow guidelines put in place to prevent its spread.

Somaliland is in dispute with the neighbouring autonomous Somali region of Puntland over the Sanaag and Sool areas, some of whose inhabitants owe their allegiance to Puntland.

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