Ethiopia Confirms Its First Case of Coronavirus


March 13, 2020

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, the country’s public health institute told Reuters on Friday.

Takele Uma Banti, the mayor of the capital Addis Ababa, tweeted that a Japanese citizen was the person affected.

“We should avoid meetings and hand contacts,” the mayor wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Giulia Paravicini and Dawit Endeshaw; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Jon Boyle)


  1. I was worried before and I am now worried even more. I can even start to imagine and I don’t wanna think about it where this deadly virus taking a foothold in the highlands of Western Hararghe, mountains in the south, north and central part of the country. With all the massive population already malnourished they gonna be dropping like fall leaves in their hundreds of thousands and possible millions. May The Almighty Our Creator Shield Them All From The Scourge!!!


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