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When viruses turn political

Before the coronavirus exploded into the news, a report by the World Health Organization warned that the world was not prepared for “a fast-moving, virulent respiratory pathogen pandemic” that could kill 50-80 million people, cause panic and instability, and seriously affect the global economy and trade.

Ethiopian steps up passenger screening at Bole airport

Following the outbreak of the fatal Novel Coronavirus – now renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) – Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has stepped up passenger screening and aircraft disinfection process at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.