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Ambassador denounces masking detractors

Ethiopia’s ambassador to the US, Fetsum Arega, called for various players to stop discouraging the general public from wearing masks on the grounds of supply shortage and other reasons. The ambassador said so during a webinar organized by People to People on May 16, 2020, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, Ohio State University, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) of Ethiopia.

Eshi Express to take Besh Gebeya online

Eshi Express Partners has partnered with Besh Gebeya to help customer’s shop online helping in the #StayHome challenge that is becoming the norm in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also to be a strategy to keep employees working and avoid the layoffs that have become the norm with many companies.  

Tourism needs three bln birr bailout

The coronavirus pandemic, which has plunged the global economy into recession, is hitting Ethiopia’s service sector hard, to a point where the government’s intervention is required for a possible 3 billion birr bailout, The Reporter has learnt. 

COVID-19 slashes growth forecast to 6%

The Government of Ethiopia, due to the effects COVID-19 has on the economy, has reduced its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for this fiscal to six percent from the previous projection of nine percent, The Reporter has learnt.

Total, Steely pledge support for COVID-19 fight

As the COVID–19 pandemic hits Ethiopia, local businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens are uniting to support Ethiopia’s effort to help stop its widespread, in the midst of a weak healthcare system that remains vulnerable. The latest to give their pledges are, Total Ethiopia and Steely RMI, worth 17 million and 26 million Birr, respectively.