Public Urged to Be Vigilant as Ethiopia Records Zero COVID-19 Cases

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopians told to stay vigilant and practice social distancing as the ministry of health reported zero new infection of coronavirus case today.

Nearly a thousand people have been tested for a COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus, over the past twenty-four hours.

None of them tested positive, indicates the ministry’s daily report issued today.

Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse said that “the zero positive results” from 965 tested individuals does not mean the infection is declining.

It only “showed the tested individuals were not infected with the virus”, said Dr. Lia.

The minister reiterated “the public to continue applying all preventive actions and comply with government protective decisions”.

The latest report also shows that 90 patients are still in treatment centers while no patient is currently in an intensive care unit.

Since 12 March when Ethiopia’s first case was confirmed, about 10, 736 laboratory tests have been conducted, according to the health ministry.

Of these, 116 people confirmed positive and three people died. Twenty-one people recovered from the virus.