SOMALILAND: Vice President Saylici Tests Positive for COVID-19

Abdirahman Saylici urges Somaliland’s people to follow instructions of Health Ministry

Somaliland’s Vice President Abdirahman Saylici confirmed on Monday he has tested positive for the COVID-19 .

“I would like to inform the people of Somaliland that I have been dealing with COVID-19 for the last three days,” said Saylici on Twitter.

He also urged the people in Somaliland to follow the instructions of Health Ministry.

Deputy Health Minister Mahdi Osman and Minister of Finance Sa’ad Ali Shire have also tested positive for the coronavirus, according to local media.


Somaliland, a former British protectorate, is a breakaway region in Northwestern Somalia. In 1991, the region declared independence from the rest of the horn of African country.

Somaliland received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.

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