ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia identifies three new cases of coronavirus today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25.
Authorities found the latest cases from 66 tested cases within the past 24 hours. The Ethiopian public health Institute has so far conducted 1013 laboratory tests.
“The confirmed cases are a 30 years old male and 36 years old Ethiopian arrived on March 24 from Dubi via the same flight,” the ministry of health said.
Both were in a mandatory quarantine at the designated place.
“Upon developing symptoms, they were isolated and tested positive for COVID-19,” the ministry added.
The third patient is a 60 years old female Ethiopian who arrived from France on March 15.
She was on a follow-up list of the government. When she became symptomatic, her laboratory test confirmed positive for COVID-19, the ministry said.
“All of the patients are under treatment in a designated treatment center,” it said.
There are 21 cases in Ethiopia’s treatment center.
Authorities say while two patents are “in critical condition” and other two patients have fully recovered.
Two other cases have also been transferred to their country.
“Considering the transmission nature of COVID-19, we urge the public to strictly follow preventive practices and comply with governmental decisions,” health authorities said.