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Africa CDC says continent on high alert for Covid-19

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.

Ethiopian steps up passenger screening at Bole airport

Following the outbreak of the fatal Novel Coronavirus – now renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) – Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has stepped up passenger screening and aircraft disinfection process at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines continues China flights as others suspend

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.” 

Qatar to build kidney treatment center

The Kingdom of Qatar is set to build a kidney treatment center within the capital. Believed to cost upwards of USD 18 million in its first phase, it also includes a teaching hospital for local aspiring medical professionals. The fund will be sourced from the Qatar Fund for Development, the development arm of the Gulf nation.

Amin General Hospital inaugurates new project

Amin General Hospital, one of the pioneer hospitals in Ethiopia, has inaugurated its newly built hospital as part of its expansion project in the nation. The new facility is to accommodate its temporary rental site, which was located near the Ethiopian Airlines Airport cargo terminal area that is set to close at the end of the month.

USAID completes seven-year project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development arm of America’s Department of State has completed its seven-year-long strengthening of Human Resources for Healthcare projects in Ethiopia.