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April 2020

RAMPING UP PREPARATIONS FOR COVID-19 (Apr 10 '20)

On April 8, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers declared a 5-month State of Emergency for fighting the coronavirus, which was approved by Parliament today. It is not clear what additional measures will be used to control the virus, as many measures have already been in place. Today there are 56 known cases and 3 deaths, up from 29/0 a week ago.  Ethiopia, with a population of 105 million, has only 400 ventilators, compared to New York City’s 4000 (with request for 30,000 more). 
However, our friends in Ethiopia have been hard at work: So far they have erected six... [more]