It seems the Ethiopian Ruling prosperity party is working to spread more  Covid -19

It seems the Ethiopian Ruling prosperity party is working to spread more  Covid -19

I think the Ethiopian Ruling prosperity party is working to get more Covid -19

Reasons: Postpone Elections ;  Do more indoctrination works to the farmers , get more money from the  donors etc
Ethiopia confirms two more coronavirus cases

Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Lia Tadesse./Photo courtesy of social media

(africa.cgtn)-Ethiopia has confirmed two more cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infected persons to 11 according to health minister Lia Tadesse.

She said, one of those confirmed is a 28 year old man who traveled to the country on  March 14, from Belgium while the second man is a 34 year old who flew in, on March 19, and he was detected at the Bole international Airport after he exhibited symptoms of the virus.

Both men are Ethiopians and according to health authorities, they are in stable condition.The Government of Ethiopia has embarked on a mission to trace those who were in contact with these two latest cases.

The country’s first case was reported on March 13.The previously registered nine cases are said to be in stable condition except for one 85 year old man who is on oxygen treatment.

According to Tadesse, there are 392 samples which were tested for COVID-19 awaiting the results.

She said, all people entering Ethiopia will be quarantined for 14 days at designated hotels across the country.

USAID Funds 1.85M Assistance to Combat COVID-19 in Ethiopia

(reliefweb)–Addis Ababa, March 21/2020( ENA) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a 1.85 million USD assistance to support Ethiopia’s efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement the USAID noted that the agency is working closely with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other partners to support capacity-building, preparation, and response to the ongoing public health emergency related to COVID-19 in the country.

USAID assistance is supporting information campaigns to inform the public on reducing the risk of spreading or contracting the virus.

“We’re also supporting training for healthcare workers on infection prevention and control measures, and training for Ethiopian Airlines staff on how to recognize COVID-19 symptoms,” the statement added.

Furthermore, it indicated that the USAID will also donate personal protection equipment.

USAID has been partnering with the Government of Ethiopia for many years to strengthen the ability to prevent, detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases of pandemic potential like COVID-19.

China Expands Medical Aid to Africa With First Ethiopia Shipment

  • Billionaire Jack Ma’s foundation sends millions of face masks
  •  Ethiopian prime minister said week ago he struck deal with Ma

By Samuel Gebre

Staff members arrange medical supplies at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, donated to African countries by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, on March 21. Photographer: Tian Jianchuan/Xinhua via Getty

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(bloomberg)—China’s mass deployment of medical aid to fight the coronavirus reached Africa as Ethiopia received its first shipment of supplies, including protective gear and test kits, for distribution across the continent from billionaire Jack Ma.

The Horn of Africa nation received 5.4 million face masks, more than 1 million testing kits, 40,000 items of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of face shields, China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Jack Ma’s foundation said in a statement Sunday. More medical supplies are expected over the next few weeks.

“Getting these donations to all 54 African countries, with diverse geographic conditions and different levels of infrastructure, is a great logistical and transportation challenge,” the foundation said. “We are working around the clock to make the delivery as fast as possible.”

Ethiopia’s Health Ministry will coordinate the distribution together with the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, and with support from the World Food Programme and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said separately. Abiy announced a week ago he’d struck a deal with Ma.

Although the spread of the virus has been relatively slow in Africa, the number of people who tested positive have climbed to about 1,000 in more than 40 countries.

Still, the consequences of pandemic will be “catastrophic due to the continent’s weak health care systems, including inadequate surveillance and laboratory capacity, scarcity of public health human resources, and limited financial means,” said Abiy.

Ethiopia Considering Postponing Elections on Coronavirus

A worker of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) works at a temperature control point at the Bole International Airport. Photographer: Edardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

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(bloomberg)–Ethiopia is considering whether it can hold elections as scheduled in August as the coronavirus epidemic spreads.

“If we can control the disease and get through it in a short time, like China did, then elections would be held on schedule. This is preferable,” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a televised address to the public on Saturday.

Ethiopia has nine confirmed cases.

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia asked its employees to work from home on March 16 after one of its technical advisers showed coronavirus symptoms; the test results returned negative, the board said.

In a meeting with 45 political parties on Friday, the board discussed contingency plans, the board said in a statement. The election is scheduled for Aug. 29, while voter registration and election campaigns start on April 22 and May 28 respectively.

Chinese Huajian Group Donates over Hundred Thousand Face Masks
(reliefweb)—Addis Ababa, March 21/2020( ENA) The Chinese Huajian Group has donated over 100,000 face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies for the fight against COVID-19.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Health Minister Liya Tadesse received the donation from Huajian Group International Affairs President Grace Gong today.

Huajian Group International Affairs President Gong has pledged to continue support for Ethiopia in its efforts toward containing the spreading virus.

The company donated the equipment to the Government of Ethiopia out of appreciation for the support of the Chinese battle against the COVID-19, it was learned.

Ethiopia receives Jack Ma’s coronavirus donation to Africa

By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban

March 22: Jack Ma’s coronavirus donation arrives in Ethiopia
A coronavirus support from CEO of Ali Baba, global e-commerce giants, has arrived in Ethiopia. The consignment was flown in by Ethiopian Airlines from Guanzhuo to Addis Ababa.

According to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the support includes 1.1 million testing kits,6 million masks & 60,000 protective suits to be distributed throughout Africa. “Distribution to other countries will begin as of tomorrow,” the PM added.

Most African countries have closed their air entry points but have made room for cargo planes to enter and exit. Ethiopian flies to almost every major African capital being the continent’s most expansive and profitable flight.

March 16: Ali Baba CEO confirms Africa donation

A day after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a coronavirus support package for the whole of Africa, the donor in question Chinese business Mogul Jack Ma confirmed the donation with details.

The donation under the aegis of the Jack Ma Foundation confirmed that millions of prevention and containment materials will be flown into Africa.

“To combat the potential surging for demand for medical supplies and equipment in Africa, Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will donate to each one of the 54 African nations 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks, and 1,000 medical use protective suits and face shields,” the statement read.

“In addition, we will immediately start working with medical institutions in Africa to provide online training material for COVID-19 clinical treatment,” the statement added.

The supplies will be flown to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from where PM Abiy has agreed to lead in managing the logistics and disbursement efforts.

“Now it is as if we are all living in the same forest on fire. As members of the global community, it would be irresponsible for us to sit on the fence, panic, ignore facts or fail to act. We need to take action now!” the statement concluded.

March 15: Ethiopia PM secures big coronavirus support for Africa from Jack Ma
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday announced that he had secured a continent wide support coronavirus support from Chinese businessman Jack Ma.

Abiy said the package which was to benefit all African countries will comprise testing kits, masks and guideline books on treatment methods.

“Great appreciation to Jack Ma for partnering with Ethiopia to distribute 10-20k corona testing kits per country; more than 100k masks for each African country, and guideline books developed recently on how to treat patients with the virus,” he wrote in one of three tweets.

It remains to be known the exact testing kit the PM is referring to given that currently only laboratory tests are being used. The Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal has, however, hinted that it would soon roll out a rapid test kit.

Jack Ma, the Ali Baba founder had recently donated a million face masks to the United States as part of measures to help deal with the spreading virus.

In November last year, Ma was in Addis Ababa where he met with Abiy. The two parties discussed the launch of the Electronic World Trade Platform in Ethiopia.

The platform was to promote Ethiopia’s export products to the global market and open the door for small enterprises to become competitive.

The visit followed a 2018 meeting between the Abiy and Ma at the Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou. In January 2019, they met at the World Economic Forum in Davos and discussed a potential partnership to build a tech city in Ethiopia.

Coronavirus medical supplies donated by Alibaba’s Ma arrive in Ethiopia

(nationalpost)-The first batch of protective and medical equipment donated by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma was flown into the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in Africa rose above 1,100.

The virus has spread more slowly in Africa than in Asia or Europe but has a foothold in 41 African nations and two territories. So far it has claimed 37 lives across the continent of 1.3 billion people.

The shipment is a much-needed boost to African healthcare systems that were already stretched before the coronavirus crisis, but nations will still need to ration supplies at a time of global scarcity.

Only patients showing symptoms will be tested, the regional Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Sunday.

“The flight carried 5.4 million face masks, kits for 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields,” Ma’s foundation said in a statement.

The shipment had a sign attached with the slogan, “when people are determined they can overcome anything.”

The supplies will be distributed across Africa, with countries particularly “vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic” to receive theirs first, the statement said, adding that more supplies will be sent to Ethiopia in the coming weeks.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter that the distribution of supplies will start on Monday.

The ability to test for the virus is one of the key strategies to control the outbreak, Ethiopia health minister Lia Tadesse told reporters, hailing the aid initiative at a ceremony to receive the supplies.

Africa CDC warned that some coronavirus cases may be slipping through undetected.

“More kits does not necessarily mean more tests. Tests are conducted on persons suspected to be infected,” Africa CDC spokesman James Ayodele told Reuters. (Reporting by Dawit Endeshaw and Giulia Paravicini; Editing by George Obulutsa, Katharine Houreld and David Goodman)