WHO donates 200 oxygen cylinders to Somalia

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 2, 2020. More than $1.1 trillion was wiped off the value of developing-nation stocks and bonds last week as the economic impact of the coronavirus worsened. Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BRAZIL – 2019/06/01: In this photo illustration a World Health Organization (WHO) logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 200 oxygen cylinders and 50 oxygen regulators to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country face the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalization, there is a critical shortage of medical oxygens in main hospitals, the statement said.

So far, Somalian authorities have confirmed 260 COVID-19-related deaths and 7,727 infections, according to figures compiled by the US-based John Hopkins University.

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