The Covid-19 in Somalia is part of the worldwide pandemic of the Coronavirus disease of 2019 which originates from China and reached Somalia through Europe and Arabian Gulf. The first case of Covid-19 in Somalia was reported on Monday, March 16, 2020. Since then the number of cases has increased in an exponential manner. Currently, there are more than 2,812, with about 818 recoveries and 90 deaths. The federal and state Governments of Somalia have put in place various measures in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus. Among other measures taken are the imposition of a night curfew, closure of schools and institutions of higher learning, setting up of quarantine facilities, shutting down prayers of mosques, public meetings as well as political gatherings. Further measures taken also include restriction of entry and exit in Somalia. All these measures brought key constitutional and legal interests.
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