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Ramadan Message from Ambassador Yamamoto
April 24, 2020

This week marks the start of Ramadan, a holy month of sacrifice and reflection. On behalf the United States Embassy Mogadishu, I extend our warmest wishes to all Somalis observing Ramadan.

This Ramadan comes at a tough time when the world is battling a pandemic, COVID-19. My appeal to you is to follow the health guidelines being highlighted by the Ministry of Health in Somalia:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact (within 2 meters or 6 feet) with anyone.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • And finally, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

The U.S. Embassy family and I wish you a blessed, peaceful, and safe Ramadan.

Ramadan Kareem!