20 Somali doctors have been sent to Italy to help combat the coronavirus pandemic amid a surge in deaths.
Somalia government Spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Omar confirmed the report saying the doctors are volunteers from the Somali National University, who have been in some European countries.
The doctors have been sent as part of the emergency response team following an appeal from the Italian government for international help to contain the virus.
The 20 doctors have already been registered in Italy and are expected to team up with doctors from across the world to help Italy contain the coronavirus.
Mr. Omar said.
Somalia, which has so far confirmed three cases of Covid-19, has banned all international flights as well as domestic ones as part of measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus in the country.