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.
Waxaan shacbiga Somaliland la socodsiinayaa in aan la tacaalayay saddexdii cisho ee u danbeysay Xanuunka COVID-19, bulshada waxaan ku boorrinayaa in ay raacaan tilmaamaha Wasaaradda Caafimaadka, aniga iyo inta xanuusanna noo soo duceeyaan. pic.twitter.com/uigNwjaYmh
— VP Abdirahman Saylici (@VPsomaliland) March 15, 2021
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.