Ethiopia Reports Two More COVID-19 Cases, Seven Recoveries

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has recorded two additional COVID-19 patients , taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 133.

Ministry of Health has reported two Male patients today after conducting 912 tests in the past twenty-four hours.

The patients aged 20 and 25 were under mandatory quarantine southern border town Moyale and capital of Somali region Jigjiga, upon their return from Kenya and Puntland, respectively.

The Ministry’s daily report also claims seven patents have recovered from COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.

All the recovered patients reported today are from Addis Ababa.

Despite recovery cases reach 66, there are still 62 patient in various health centers across the nation receiving medical treatment.

Officials say the current figures may not show the whole picture of the virus in Ethiopia as most of the tests have been conducted on patients in quarantine centers as well as their contacts.

“We would like to advise the public to adhere to all precautionary measures including avoiding mass gatherings, washing hands with water and soap, covering mouse and nose with masks/clothes when in crowded area and maintaining physical distancing,” said Dr Lia Tadesse, Ethiopia’s minister of Health.