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Robbery gone wrong claims life

Belachew Yemane, a public relations officer with the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was to head to China to study for a PhD program, before the plan was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he was suddenly killed by what witnesses described as "a robbery gone wrong" in Welkete, his hometown.

Black Lion decry lack of gov’t attention, protective gear

Officials of the biggest state-owned hospital, Black Lion Hospital (Tikur Anbesa), have told the Inquiry board of the COVID-19 State of Emergency (SoE) that it is receiving less attention from the government preventing it from delivering healthcare services to both regular as well as COVID-19 patients.

Africa CDC, MasterCard Foundation partner to accelerate testing

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). 

Gates Foundation commits USD 1.6 bln

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.