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Cordaid avails 67 million birr for COVID-19 response

Cordaid, a non-governmental organization, has given its support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. CORDAID is providing 67 million birr worth of support to covid-19 response in Ethiopia, mobilizing resources from donor funded programs, which includes basic personal equipment’s and pharmaceuticals required for the ailing.

AU to raise USD 300mln for COVID-19 response

The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with various institutions and prominent individuals, is set to raise USD 300 million, nearly half the USD 647 million needed to ease the social, economic and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 in all African countries.

Hotels to reopen for business

Most of the hotels in Addis Ababa and regional towns, which were out of business in the past six months due to COVID-19, are reopening their doors for business. With the exception of those serving as quarantine centers, most hotels were closed for renovation in the past several months.

Schools to reopen despite COVID-19 concerns

Closed for more than half the school year, the government has further relaxed restrictions to allow the reopening of schools amid the spread of COVID-19 across the country, leaving many parents in limbo.

Health Ministry gives greenlight to election

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.

Ethiopia poised to start vaccine trials

As the whole world rushes to find a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of African nations have expressed their willingness to conduct a vaccine test in their homeland.