The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) approved a new financial stimulus package for the hospitality sector in response to the Coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted the tourism sector for almost a year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.