The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) headquartered at the African Union (AU) said the continent is on a high alert to deter the potential arrival of covid-19, The Reporter has learnt. The explosive spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has infected more than 75,000 people and killed more than 2,000.
The Ethiopian Embassy in China has written a letter to the Ethiopian Students Union in Wuhan, informing them of the fact that they cannot be evacuated and repatriated back to Ethiopia due to lack of capacity to quarantine them once brought home.
As dozens of major airlines around the world cancel flights to China as a precaution over the outbreak of coronavirus, Ethiopian Airlines has refused to follow suit. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus as a “global health emergency.”
A month after Jack Ma, cofounder of Alibaba, visited the capital; a new training program is set to be launched in collaboration with the Alibaba Business School and the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology.
The Chinese government has pledged to outlay 250 million birr to fund a scholarship program for 228 Ethiopian students. The scholarship was provided for Masters and Doctoral students The Reporter has learnt.
China has donated food aid to Ethiopia worth more than 200 million Birrin a ceremony attended by its ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian, the Ethiopian State Minister of Finance Admasu Nebebe, and the Commissioner of the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, Mitiku Kassa.