ETHIOPIA: COVID-19 Cases Rise To 23 As Two More Cases Detected In Amhara Region
The Number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ethiopia rose to 23 after two patients tested positive in Amhara region on Monday, thus rising the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside Addis Ababa to 5.
In Video message posted to the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s official Facebook Page, PM Abiy Ahmed stated that over 800 people have taken COVID-19 tests so far in Ethiopia.
In his video message Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also stated that Ethiopian people still need to execute the social distancing and washing hands measures advised by the World Health organization.
In its latest report, the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia indicated that one of the 23 confirmed COVID-19 is proved to be negative and the total number of confirmed positive by the coronavirus pandemic at the moment are 22 people. Prime Minister Abiy stated that out of the total 23 patients two have recovered while, the remaining are being treated isolated.
It was reported last night by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia that the total number of coronavirus pandemic patients in Ethiopia has increased by five and reached 21. In a related development, the Southern, Oromia, Benishangul Gumz and Amhara regions of Ethiopia have banned public transport that brings people to their respective regions from other parts of Ethiopia.
Meanwhile, Four regional states in Ethiopia have imposed a ban on transport as part of coronavirus containment measures. The regions are northern Tigray region (which has declared a state of emergency since last week.), Oromia, Amhara and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region.