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Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said on Twitter: “The Ethiopian government has declared an emergency because of the worsening epidemic.”
የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት የኮሮና ወረርሽኝ እየተባባሰ በመምጣቱ ምክንያት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ዐውጇል፡፡ pic.twitter.com/RwkPuUOg5M
Back to that WHO press conference. Regional director Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge adds:
We still have a long way to go in the marathon and the progress we have made so far in fighting the virus is extremely fragile.
To think we are coming close to an end point would be a dangerous thing to do. The virus leaves no room for error or complacency.