Source: Ministry of Health, Ethiopia |

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification Note on one additional COVID-19 Confirmed Case

The confirmed case is a 42 years old male Ethiopian who lives in Dire Dawa

Considering the transmission nature of COVID-19, we urge the public to strictly follow preventive practices and comply with governmental decisions

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 1, 2020/APO Group/ --

Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted additional laboratory tests and one (1) additional COVID-19 case has been confirmed, making the total cases twenty six (26).

The confirmed case is a 42 years old male Ethiopian who lives in Dire Dawa. He arrived from Australia to Addis Ababa on March 18/2020 before the mandatory quarantine is put in place and travelled from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa on 19 March/2020. Upon developing symptoms, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted a laboratory test and the result confirmed positive for COVID-19. The patient is under treatment in the designated treatment center in Dire Dawa.

Currently, there are twenty-two (22) cases in the treatment center and two of the patients are in critical condition.

Considering the transmission nature of COVID-19, we urge the public to strictly follow preventive practices and comply with governmental decisions.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.