One of COVID-19’s paradoxes has been the way in which some wealthy, high-capacity countries (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom) failed to contain the virus, while some poorer countries and regions with less capacity (including Vietnam, Greece, and the Indian state of Kerala) swiftly brought it under control.
The COVID-19 State of Emergency (SoE) Inquiry Board established by the parliament to follow-up its implementation, has issued a warning to all levels of government stating that the pandemic will worsen unless efforts taken in the past few months are redoubled.
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MasterCard Foundation have partnered to respond to COVID-19. Through its COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, Masters Foundation is committing USD 40 million to the Africa CDC’s Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT).
One of Ethiopia’s prominent partners of developmental aid, the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation is upping its support in searching for a vaccine to fight COVID-19. This comes as Ethiopia's number of affected victims is rising daily surpassing the 1600 mark with 19 deaths so far.