Ethiopia declares state of emergency as a consequence of coronavirus outbreak


Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency within the nation to assist curb the unfold of the brand new coronavirus, his workplace stated on Twitter.

“Contemplating the gravity of the #COVID19, the federal government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency,” Abiy’s workplace stated.

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Africa’s second most populous nation at greater than 110 million, Ethiopia has recorded 52 instances of COVID-19, the illness attributable to the novel coronavirus, and two deaths.

Authorities have already taken a sequence of measures to stem the unfold together with closing colleges, banning public gatherings and requiring most workers to work at home.

The prime minister didn’t point out what extra steps can be taken beneath the state of emergency.

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