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Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (30 November 2020)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 1, 2020/APO Group/ — Daily Laboratory test: 4,817 Severe cases: 323 New recovered: 4,493 New deaths: 6 New cases: 540   Total Laboratory test: 1,636,729 Active cases: 34,558 Total recovered: 73,808 Total deaths: 1,706 Total cases: 110,074 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.

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Tackling the impacts of COVID-19 is imperative to Ethiopia’s journey to prosperity

OUSMANE DIONE OCTOBER 29, 2020 The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has reshaped the global economy and daily lives of people across the entire world. The World Bank’s most recent Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report shows the pandemic could push some 100 million people into extreme poverty in 2020 alone, and lead to an increase in global

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Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (20 October 2020)

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (20 October 2020)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 21, 2020/APO Group/ —  Daily Laboratory test: 6,602 Severe cases: 301 New recovered: 489 New deaths: 6 New cases: 630   Total Laboratory test: 1,410,496 Active cases: 45,479 Total recovered: 43,638 Total deaths: 1,371 Total cases: 90,490 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.

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Twelve fold increase in Ethiopia COVID-19 cases, severe weather and locusts creating massive need in Ethiopia, warns IRC

Crisis Watch October 7, 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  COVID-19, flooding and the locusts outbreak are creating a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia with many people unable to meet their daily food needs.  Recent heavy rainfall has led to flooding, resulting in destruction of crops, loss of livestock and displacement.  Swarms of multiplying desert locusts have also

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Behind the numbers: How the media covered COVID-19 in an information lockdown

Behind the numbers: How the media covered COVID-19 in an information lockdown

By Yared Tsegaye Unfamiliarity, limited information, and official obstacles have made reporting on the pandemic an uphill struggle for Ethiopian journalists. Spending five nights inside a quarantine center in Addis Ababa, journalist Haimanot Ashenafi had one of the most eventful experience of her life, leading her to make some serious observations. Last May, she was quarantined

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Ethiopia’s COVID-19 is not local enough: A reply to Dawd S. Siraj

By Daniel Hailu The government’s response to the pandemic has not been grounded in the Ethiopian reality. I am very grateful to Dawd S. Siraj for taking the time to write a review of my article “The irrelevance of containment as an Ethiopian covid-19 response”.  He acknowledged a number of constructive criticisms on Ethiopia’s containment response I

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Volunteers assist Calgary church members diagnosed with COVID-19

There are now 107 active cases of COVID-19 among people who attended a service at the Calgary Kidanemhret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in August, according to health officials. That is nearly double the number that was first reported on Monday when 57 cases were announced. Members of Calgary’s Ethiopian community are delivering hampers to people

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Press release – UNOPS and Partners to help deliver EU’s€60 million COVID-19 response project in Africa’s IGAD region

Press release For immediate release: Thursday, 3 September 2020 UNOPS and Partners to help deliver EU’s €60 million COVID-19 response project in Africa’s IGAD region. Six implementing partners will work together to support eight African nations mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. ● The European Union’s (EU) €60 million COVID-19 response project in the Intergovernmental Authority

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Coronavirus outbreak reported at Ethiopian Orthodox church in Calgary

Alberta’s top doctor announced a new coronavirus outbreak tied to a church in Calgary on Monday. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said 57 cases so far have been linked to the Kidanemhret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. She asked anyone who attended service at the church in the last two weeks to stay home and watch for symptoms until

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Bole Lemi Industrial Park Sees Increases in Covid-19 Cases

By Maya Misikir Bole Lemi Industrial Park, the first park developed by the Industrial Parks Development Corporation, has seen a spike in confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases last week. The Park, which has 18,000 employees, has sent 88 of its employees to treatment centres within a week’s time. The tests, conducted throughout the week, were

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The irrelevance of containment as an Ethiopian COVID-19 response

The irrelevance of containment as an Ethiopian COVID-19 response

July 21, 2020 by Daniel Hailu Maintaining containment as a COVID-19 public health response has become irrelevant in Ethiopia for two reasons. First, it is too late. Despite the lack of extensive testing, there is circumstantial evidence that the virus has already spread widely through community transmission—that is, transmission with no link to known confirmed cases. Second,

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