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Somaliland's business community will acquire Testing Kits and COVID-19 Diagnostic Machinery.

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Somaliland waxay dadka kale dheertay waa ganacsato kolka loo baahdo aan hadalka laba-labayn wixii waajibkeeda ah gudata.

Way ku mahadsanyihiin.

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Somaliland has acquired an advanced COVID19 Diagnostic Lab from Taiwan along with testing kits. 

This Lab will help return test results within 60 seconds as opposed to the 4-5 day return trip from Nairobi which is how it is done at the moment. 

 

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Oodweyne   
7 hours ago, Suldaanka said:

Somaliland has acquired an advanced COVID19 Diagnostic Lab from Taiwan along with testing kits. 

This Lab will help return test results within 60 seconds as opposed to the 4-5 day return trip from Nairobi which is how it is done at the moment. 

Suldaanka,

Bro, that is good news, indeed. Now we can get cracking on with the idea of doing a proper testing on a nationwide, or at least on most of the major cities. First you start with statistical sample of individual xaafad/degmo/district to get the initial feel of how widespread it is.

We have the enough qualified nurses to go the each towns and to each city of the country in-order to carry out the "on-the-spot-nasal-and-throat-swap-test" taken from people and from the public-at-large. But unless you have the "complete testing lap" with its diagnostic machine (i.e., PCR machine) in tow, just to diagnose that swap-tube so that you would know as to who is COVID-19 positive or who is not, then you would not know those who are a "latent virus carrier" (meaning those who are not showing any symptoms so far) and those who are not.

What this means is that our nurses will carry with themselves a bulk of thousands of "nasal and throat swabs-tubes" to each major city of the country (i.e., say the six major ones). And once they got there they will immediately spread across that city/town in-order to get a large-sample of people to take the swap. And then these swap-tubes will be sent back to the main testing lab in which these testing and diagnostic machine (i.e., PCR machine) is kept on.

Hence, that way you will know who needs to be quarentine in their homes and who is not needed. And also that way you will get a decent handle on the spread of the infection by statistical sample of each town.  

So, the lap and its diagnostic machine will be a real breakthrough for us. The WHO is not going to come to help and do this test for us. So, we need to do this by ourselves and with the help of those like these guys from Taiwan. And now since it's arriving soon, we need to systemize how we should do the test in most of the six major cities of the country in this way.

The Taiwanese know this stuff in their sleeps, since they have been actually doing this kind of systematic level of a country-wide infection testing ever since the original SARS virulent epidemic had hit hard South-East Asia in early 2003.

Hence, we should make use of them with our doctors and nurses who should be learning from them in-terms of knowing how to do a good sample of tests that "statistically" could stand for the whole country and from all of the six major cities of the country. And then that way we get the over-all "infection picture" and its "penetration level" inside the country. Good news indeed.  

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So far only South Korean method seems complete success. Copy that and can't go wrong.

Oodweyne,

I think culture is decisive in this. The difference between Italians and Koreans was culture.

Japanese have lost a lot of their culture of the old and now are already into state of emergency...talking like western country.

I would hate this to go to India with their caste system, enmity to Muslims by current regime..etc.

 

 

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Oodweyne   
2 hours ago, Old_Observer said:

Oodweyne,

I think culture is decisive in this. The difference between Italians and Koreans was culture.

Japanese have lost a lot of their culture of the old and now are already into state of emergency...talking like western country.

I totally agree with you. It's about cohesiveness, it's about "social trust" in which folks have with one another and with their government and with their nation as a whole, and it's about how individuals in the streets accept the "communal constraints" being imposed onto them at the behest of the whole nation.

Hence, the Italians who are too deeply antagonistic with one another in the streets and who also are divided into "regional cleavages", or the West in general, who are too minded to "protect" the individual's right more than they are willing to uphold the collective welfare of the whole society, given that could only be done if one were to "degrade" certain rights of the individuals at the behest of the Commonweal of the many, are failing this Corona-Virus test. And they are doing it in country after country in most of the Westerns' nations. Unlike the likes of Taiwan, South-Korea. China and Singapore, who seemed to have got a better handle on this.

However, the jury is still out on Japan in terms of how much of their old tradition of "community first, individuals second" was washed away during the last three (3) generations in which they were under the political tutelage of the Yanks. Although, at the same token, it could be said that the South-Koreans, who were similarly under the Yanks since the early 1950s, don't seem to have so much of such "erosion of their cultural cohesiveness", as the Japs have done it.

Incidentally, this virus re-reinforces the issue we were discussing with our friend, Mr. Haatu the other day in terms of how "national culture" is the first indicator and the first impactful criteria that tells you of how each nation will fare - good or ill - when some national larger agenda gets to be attempted in earnest. Be it fighting a virus of this kind, or be it the notion of building a nation's economical plan, or even an industrial revolution in speed in so far as that nation in question is a concern. 

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Somaliland business leaders pledged millions of dollars to support the ongoing efforts to defeat COVID-19.

 

 

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I love it when Somaliland is making the rest of us look like either we do not know the seriousness of the situation or we have no clue what to do where to start.

We can't even brag about herd immunity since we are cowards.

May Allah (swt) help the poor nomad.

As for Somaliland, thank you for making the Somali part of the world.

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Somaliland Goverment will fund $50 cash transfer to 60,000 of the most vulnerable house holds around the country.  

The Business Community will fund 1.5 million dollars and Somaliland Gov't will match that with $1.5 making a total of 3 million dollars each calendar month. Making the funds 100% locally funded. 

This co-contribution partnership between Gov't and Business leaders will continue as long as the conditions for COVID19 exists in the country. 

 

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Tallaabo   

They should also set up a diaspora ZAAD and e-Dahab accounts where those of us outside the country can directly transfer money. 

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