Local hospitals have begun using emerging antiviral medication remdesivir as a form of treatment against severe cases of COVID-19, after Santa Barbara County received 136 vials of the medication from the California Department of Public Health over the last week.
May 20, 2020 14:48 UTC
By the time the presser was given this morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Ethiopia stood at 365. Of the 365 cases at the time of the presser, 228 were from the capital Addis Abeba. Among this Addis Abeba represented 48% of the cases. Dr. Lia said that it represented 19% of the total 365 cases, which was the number at the time of the presser. ***Four more people from Addis Abeba were among patients with no travel history and no known contact traces in today’s tally, which was published after the presser, bringing the total confirmed number to 389.
May 20, 2020 13:52 UTC
The non-AMISOM troops, the parties argued, are considered as "occupiers" given that there is no formal agreement for their presence in Somalia. AU Mission chief Francisco Madeira admitted that the aircraft was downed by the Ethiopian non-AMISOM troops, who claimed that it was "mistaken" for a possible Al-Shabaab impending attack. Also, the opposition team added, the Ethiopian non-AMISOM troops have been working with the federal government to influence Somalia's internal politics, especially in local elections. Ethiopian non-AMISOM troops first invaded Somalia in 2007/08 where it flashed the Al-Shabaab militants within the capital, Mogadishu. Reports from Somalia also indicate that the Ethiopian troops' recent entry into Somalia is part of the final assault against Al-Shabaab before the planned exit of AMISOM troops in 2021.
May 20, 2020 13:07 UTC
Latest update on Ethiopia Coronavirus situationDr. Lia Tadesse, Minister for Health. The remaining four had neither a recent travel history nor contact with an infected person. The chart from the Ministry of Health for May 20 update shows the number of people with a travel history as 12. __________Ethiopia Coronavirus update for May 19, 2020 :Number of Tested people : 3271New confirmed cases: 14Total confirmed cases: 365Active cases: 238Patients in Intensive Care Unit : 0New cases of recovery: 4Total registered recovery: 120Reported death so far: 5Total number of tested people so far: 62,300Join the conversation. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
May 20, 2020 12:56 UTC
• Ethiopia pulled out of the US-led talks on the Nile dam accusing the US and the World Bank of overstepping their observer roles and favouring Cairo's interest. Now Ethiopia says all necessary preparations for the first filling of the dam have been completed. Ethiopia pulled out of the US-led talks on the Nile dam accusing the US and the World Bank of overstepping their observer roles and favouring Egypt's interest. “Ethiopia has a sovereign right to fill the dam constructed within its borders and through local funding,” Abebe was quoted as saying by Turkish news agency Anadolu. “Ethiopia invited both Egypt and Sudan and shared details about the GERD in 2012 and kick-starting a process of trilateral talks.
May 20, 2020 11:48 UTC
The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ethiopia has increased to 389, the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia said. The number has increased after the Ministry has confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases testing 3,460 individuals. Out of the new 24 cases 12 had international travel history. While eight of them had prior close contact with COVID-19 patients and four have neither international travel history nor close contact with patients, according to the Ministry. In Ethiopia out of the total 389 confirmed cases, 122 have recovered and five have died.
May 20, 2020 10:18 UTC
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - Like other top athletes, the long distance runners of East Africa are feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and other countries are missing out on months of group training, competition and income. Ethiopea's Birhanu Legese, right, races with other runners on his way to winning the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo, Japan, March 1, 2020. He is a coach with a Dutch-based agency, training top athletes such as Birhanu Legese, who won the Tokyo Marathon twice. But now she is unsure if she has to compete in new races to confirm her spot on the Olympic team.
May 20, 2020 10:17 UTC
Through his spokesperson, the Secretary-General of The United Nations Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urges Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt to continue negotiations in relation to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). “Good progress” is being made in negotiations among Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt in hopes of achieving a mutually beneficial agreement, according to Mr. Antonio Guterres. “The Secretary-General continues to follow closely developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD),” the Spokesperson said. Reports show that since the launching of GERD nine years ago, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have been negotiating on how to reduce the impact of the dam on the downstream countries. Negotiations centre on the pace at which Ethiopia fills the 74 billion cubic metre reservoir behind the dam and the impact that could have on water supplies downstream in Sudan and Egypt.
May 20, 2020 09:11 UTC
The announcement came as the number of confirmed infections and deaths in the country continued to drop. Health authorities announced one death Wednesday and 10 new confirmed coronavirus cases. That brings the total confirmed cases to 2,850 and 166 dead in the country of nearly 11 million people. The Spanish Health Minister reported 95 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday, taking the overall death toll to 27,888. Ukraine was one of the first ex-Soviet countries to impose a strict nationwide lockdown in March, when it had just a handful of coronavirus cases.
May 20, 2020 06:08 UTC
With the aim of fighting tax avoidance and illegal circulation of money, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) today introduced a directive that limits cash withdrawal from banks. The directive also stated that a corporate bank client (an institution) is not allowed to withdraw more than 300,000 birr (about $8,850) per day and not more than 2.5 million birr (about $73,746) within one month period of time. The directive allows bank presidents to make exceptions under certain circumstances and report such above the limit payments to NBE weekly. The directive also stated that one can move more than the limited amount from one account to another, as well as make payments using check and CPO. Any bank or microfinance institution in Ethiopia, which violates the directive will be fined 25 percent of the amount it has paid as penalty.
May 19, 2020 17:03 UTC
The number of coronavirus testing laboratories in Ethiopia has increased to 26 with 28 testing machines and 7,500 daily testing ability. “The maximum testing capacity of the country has increased to 7,500 per day,” said Bilene Seyoum, Press Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, who stated that currently there are 26 laboratories in Ethiopia that are providing coronavirus tests with 28 machines. “This is the key strategy that the government has been spearheading to ensure that we are increasing our testing capacities as part of our prevention and mitigation efforts,” she said, this morning. Including 14 new cases, a total of 365 coronavirus cases are confirmed in Ethiopia, of which 120 have recovered and five died. After conducting 3,271 coronavirus laboratory tests in the last 24 hours, 14 people are found COVID-19 positive, Dr. Liya Tadesse, according to the Minister of Health of Ethiopia.
May 19, 2020 14:37 UTC
Ethiopia (MNN) — Before COVID-19 arrived in East Africa, Ethiopians were – and still are – fighting one of the worst desert locust plagues in modern history. The ministry’s latest efforts in Ethiopia include a nationwide radio broadcast, Girum Getachew says. “We are collaborating with the government and with [the Council of Evangelical Christians in Ethiopia] and making every day a broadcast,” he explains. Another half-million to one-million people will need food aid in the coming month due to COVID-19 and locusts. Find your place in the storyAlong with natural disasters, poverty was a significant problem in Ethiopia when Compassion began working there in 1993.
May 18, 2020 03:56 UTC
The United States and Europe are at loggerheads over future vaccine access, while Washington has also accused China of trying to steal US immunisation research. It has 194 member states. Leadership structureThe WHO's governance is split between the World Health Assembly (WHA), the executive board and the director-general. It gets its money from member states and non-governmental organisations, their membership fees calculated according to wealth and population. Most of it now comes from voluntary contributions from member states and donors alike.
May 18, 2020 03:33 UTC
Ethiopian legal experts sees solution in the same Constitutional provision that is considered to be a problemTadesse Lencho (Phd) giving legal opinion to the Constitutional Inquiry CommissionborkenaMay 17, 2020Ethiopia is living what experts in the field say is “constitutional moments.” A Constitutional Inquiry Commission hearing was held on Saturday, May 16, 2020, for the first time in the history of the country. Four possible legal options were debated in the House of People’s Representatives: declaring a state of emergency, dissolving the parliament, Constitutional interpretation, and amending the Constitution. It was in that context that the parliament referred the matter to the Constitutional Inquiry Commission. Opinion of legal experts, lawyers, and legal scholars in the first day of the hearingMembers of the commission posed a total of ten questions in the first day of the hearing. Opinions of the Constitutional legal experts were informed by the task to “harmonize the constitution,” as they put it, in a way to find a legal ground.
May 18, 2020 03:22 UTC
Thus, Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to answer the charge in creating the largest government in Israel’s history. He tried to imagine an Alliance with “Likud” as a concession on the part of Benjamin Netanyahu. There is doubt whether there will be a transfer of authority from one Prime Minister to another in six years. According to Israeli law, the Prime Minister can remain in office, even if under investigation, until the court finally finds him guilty. Change of Binyamin Netanyahu, benny Gantz for a year and a half will lead to a chain of substitutions.
May 18, 2020 02:15 UTC