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Coronavirus: Ethiopia declares State of Emergency

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the nation.

 

The country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the declaration on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians.

 

“Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said. 

 

“This decision is not one that we decide for today’s generation. We’re taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow,” he added. 

There are now more than over 10,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

Below is the list of African countries and their confirmed cases as at now

Algeria – 1,468

  • Angola – 17
  • Benin – 26
  • Botswana – 6
  • Burkina Faso – 384
  • Burundi – 3
  • Cameroon – 685
  • Cape Verde – 7
  • Central African Republic – 8
  • Chad – 10
  • Comoros – 0
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 45
  • DR Congo – 180
  • Djibouti – 121
  • Egypt – 1,450
  • Equatorial Guinea – 16
  • Eritrea – 31
  • Eswatini – 10
  • Ethiopia – 55
  • Gabon – 30
  • (The) Gambia – 4
  • Ghana – 313
  • Guinea – 144
  • Guinea-Bissau – 33
  • Ivory Coast – 349
  • Kenya – 172
  • Lesotho – 0
  • Liberia – 14
  • Libya – 21
  • Madagascar – 93
  • Malawi – 8
  • Mali – 56
  • Mauritania – 6
  • Mauritius – 268
  • Morocco – 1,242
  • Mozambique – 10
  • Namibia – 16
  • Niger – 278
  • Nigeria- 254
  • Rwanda – 105
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 4
  • Senegal – 237
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 7
  • Somalia – 8
  • South Africa – 1,749
  • South Sudan – 2
  • Sudan – 14
  • Tanzania – 24
  • Togo – 65
  • Tunisia – 596
  • Uganda – 52
  • Zambia – 39
  • Zimbabwe – 11

Virus-free = Comoros, Lesotho

Major stats as at April 8

Confirmed cases = 10,762
Number of deaths = 534
Recoveries = 1,192
Infected countries = 52
Virus-free countries = 2

Source: mynewsghana.net

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