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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.

Inquiry Board issues stark warning

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.

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.