Ethiopia confirms two more coronavirus cases

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Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Lia Tadesse./Photo courtesy of social media
Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Lia Tadesse./Photo courtesy of social media

Ethiopia has confirmed two more cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infected persons to 11 according to health minister Lia Tadesse.

She said, one of those confirmed is a 28 year old man who traveled to the country on  March 14, from Belgium while the second man is a 34 year old who flew in, on March 19, and he was detected at the Bole international Airport after he exhibited symptoms of the virus.

Both men are Ethiopians and according to health authorities, they are in stable condition.The Government of Ethiopia has embarked on a mission to trace those who were in contact with these two latest cases.

The country’s first case was reported on March 13.The previously registered nine cases are said to be in stable condition except for one 85 year old man who is on oxygen treatment.

According to Tadesse, there are 392 samples which were tested for COVID-19 awaiting the results.

She said, all people entering Ethiopia will be quarantined for 14 days at designated hotels across the country.

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