Ethiopia confirms its first case of coronavirus

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the country’s public health institute told Reuters on Friday.

Takele Uma Banti, the mayor of the capital Addis Ababa, tweeted that a Japanese citizen was the person affected.

“We should avoid meetings and hand contacts,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Giulia Paravicini and Dawit Endeshaw; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Jon Boyle

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3 Responses to Ethiopia confirms its first case of coronavirus

  1. I was worried before and I am now worried even more. I can even start to imagine and I don’t wanna think about it where this deadly virus taking a foothold in the highlands of Western Hararghe, mountains in the south, north and central part of the country. With all the massive population already malnourished they gonna be dropping like fall leaves in their hundreds of thousands and possible millions. May The Almighty Our Creator Shield Them All From The Scourge!!!

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 13, 2020 at 5:28 pm
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  2. Every NGO’s, govt offices $ others shall work closely now as tbey kept silient. The miracle is even difficult to get mouth madk, glove, alchol in pharmacy & drug shops due to their sabotage. So immediate action needed. A lot of awarness & checking have to be done by health officers. Silence is not good, urgency¡!!!!!!

    Yetesfsa Chilanchile
    March 14, 2020 at 10:02 am
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  3. A fugitive who arrived in Addis Ababa from the Arab nations from the Middle East who was being hunted by the Addis Ababa police in Merkato area in Addis Ababa, for being suspected of intentionally trafficking Covid-19 CoronaVirus from the Middle East to Ethiopia, got caught later on while traveling on a public transportation bus within Wollo Amara region according to the Amara region’s especial forces spokesperson .

    The unprofessionals Addis Ababa police and the Federal police are being accused of letting the individual exit Addis Ababa heading towards the Amara region so the Federal / Addis Ababa police themselves avoid being infected, at the same time the Amara region’s security apparatus camp gets infected. It is known the Oromia State cadres had been claiming Wollo to be part of Oromia , as the Oromia state had been Claiming territories of every state it borders with by bringing no border demarcation issues with all states it shares borders with calling it one of Lma Megerssa’s unanswered Oromo questions .

    Mersha Redai
    March 16, 2020 at 1:44 pm
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