The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the spotlight as it champions the global fight against the new coronavirus but faces a funding freeze from U.S. President Donald Trump’s government.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
Ethiopia has reported its first death of a COVID-19 patient, a 60-year old woman who was in treatment at a hospital in the capital since March 31, the Health Minister Lia Tadesse said on Sunday.
Two Ethiopians are using their water trucks to supply water to street children around the capital, Addis Ababa, to clean themselves during this COVID-19 period. Specific services for the homeless to be protected during this COVID-19 are yet to be announced by the government.