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Red alert! Deadly COVID-19

Four months after the first incident was reported in China and more than 118 countries reporting cases, the Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) has also been reported in Ethiopia imported by a Japanese national.

ICS closes its campus

The prestigious International Community School (ICS) of Addis Ababa is closing its doors for more than a month. Parents were forwarded an email announcing the closing of the school, due to the risks associated with it on Friday.

Preparing Africa for COVID-19

Six years ago, the Ebola virus ravaged West Africa. While Ebola is deadly and highly contagious, the economic and human costs could have been far lower if the international community had provided the needed support without delay. In the face of a new, fast-spreading virus, COVID-19, governments and international institutions are at risk of making the same mistake.

Stop the posturing on COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is threatening to become a global pandemic of the type not seen for a century. This new coronavirus has now spread to 77 countries, infecting over 93,000 people and killing more than 3,200; so far, 86 percent of cases and 93 percent of deaths have been in China, where the outbreak began. With the virus now having been identified on six continents, the World Health Organization has raised its threat assessment to its highest level.

COVID-19 delays GERD material delivery

The Novel Corona Virus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, caused a delay in the delivery of some equipment shipped for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), it was disclosed.

When China sneezes

The world economy has clearly caught a cold. The outbreak of COVID-19 came at a particularly vulnerable point in the global business cycle.

Keeping Covid-19 at bay

John Nkengasong (PhD) is director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Prior to his current position, he served as the acting deputy principal director of the Center for Global Health, United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch, Division of Global HIV and TB., US CDC.