COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia
COVID-19 Cases in Ethiopia.svg
Map of regions with confirmed (red) Coronavirus cases (as of 22 April)
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseAddis Ababa
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 years, 1 week and 4 days)
Confirmed cases263 (as of 13 May)[1]
Active cases150 (as of 13 May)
Recovered108 (as of 13 May)[2]
5 (as of 13 May)
Government website
Sanitising hands in Ethiopia.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Ethiopia on 13 March 2020.

Cases[change | change source]

On 13 March, the first coronavirus case was reported in the country and the victim later was a Japanese citizen.[3] The process of contact tracing is currently taking place.[4]

On 28 March, the Ministry of Health reported that one patient has fully recovered from the virus.[5]

On 30 March, the Prime Minister said in a statement that the total number of cases in the country has risen to 23.[6]

Response[change | change source]

Ethiopia will not be enforcing a travel ban, with Tadesse stating that the virus is in 134 countries, and enforcing a travel ban will not work.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tadesse, Lia (2020-05-10). "Report #59የኢትዮጵያ የኮሮና ቫይረስ ሁኔታ መግለጫStatus update on". @lia_tadesse. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  2. Lia Tadesse [@lia_tadesse] (7 May 2020). "Report#55 የኢትዮጵያ የኮሮና ቫይረስ ሁኔታ መግለጫ Status update on #COVID19Ethiopia" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. "Ethiopia confirms first coronavirus case: Live updates". Archived from the original on 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. "Ethiopia confirms first coronavirus case". Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. "Ministry Reports One Recovery From Coronavirus". Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  6. "PM Calls On Public To Apply COVID19 Containment Measures". Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  7. "Ethiopia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus | Voice of America – English". Retrieved 14 March 2020.