Ethiopia Reports 882 New COVID19 Cases (August 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 882 new COVID19 cases out of 7,518 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 285,413. 

The country also reported 10 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,440. 

A total of 125 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,798.

There are currently 16,173 active cases in the country out of which 324 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,082,512 laboratory tests and 2,291,339 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 424 New COVID19 Cases (August 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 440 new COVID19 cases out of 5,610 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 284,531. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,430. 

A total of 56 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,673.

There are currently 15,426 active cases in the country out of which 302 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,074,994 laboratory tests and 2,286,107 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 424 New COVID19 Cases (August 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 424 new COVID19 cases out of 5,791 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 284,091. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,426. 

A total of 305 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,617.

There are currently 15,046 active cases in the country out of which 291 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,069,384 laboratory tests and 2,270,390 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 585 New COVID19 Cases (August 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 585 new COVID19 cases out of 7,302 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 283,667. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,421. 

A total of 87 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,312.

There are currently 14,932 active cases in the country out of which 275 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,063,593 laboratory tests and 2,267,254 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 584 New COVID19 Cases (August 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 584 new COVID19 cases out of 7,938 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 283,082. 

The country also reported 9 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,415. 

A total of 60 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,225.

There are currently 14,440 active cases in the country out of which 276 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,056,291 laboratory tests and 2,267,254 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 687 New COVID19 Cases (August 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 687 new COVID19 cases out of 7,598 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 282,498. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,406. 

A total of 157 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,165.

There are currently 13,925 active cases in the country out of which 270 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,048,353 laboratory tests and 2,254,270 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 511 New COVID19 Cases (August 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 511 new COVID19 cases out of 5,916 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 281,811. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,403. 

A total of 123 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 264,008.

There are currently 13,398 active cases in the country out of which 308 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,040,755 laboratory tests and 2,250,893 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 467 New COVID19 Cases (August 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 467 new COVID19 cases out of 6,297 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 281,300. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,395. 

A total of 191 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,885.

There are currently 13,018 active cases in the country out of which 283 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,034,839 laboratory tests and 2,227,813 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 268 New COVID19 Cases (August 2, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 268 new COVID19 cases out of 4,942 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 280,833. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,391. 

A total of 107 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,694.

There are currently 12,746 active cases in the country out of which 265 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,028,542 laboratory tests and 2,221,206 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 200 New COVID19 Cases (August 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 200 new COVID19 cases out of 4,547 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 280,565. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,390. 

A total of 87 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,587.

There are currently 12,586 active cases in the country out of which 240 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,023,600 laboratory tests and 2,220,183 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 341 New COVID19 Cases (July 31, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 341 new COVID19 cases out of 5,457 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 280,365. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,385. 

A total of 67 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,500.

There are currently 12,478 active cases in the country out of which 223 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,019,053 laboratory tests and 2,217,097 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 395 New COVID19 Cases (July 30, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 395 new COVID19 cases out of 7,114 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 280,024. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,383. 

A total of 33 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,425.

There are currently 12,214 active cases in the country out of which 229 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,013,596 laboratory tests and 2,216,338 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 476 New COVID19 Cases (July 29, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 476 new COVID19 cases out of 6,803 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 279,629. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,381. 

A total of 326 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,392.

There are currently 11,854 active cases in the country out of which 228 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 3,006,482 laboratory tests and 2,204,417 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 233 New COVID19 Cases (July 28, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 233 new COVID19 cases out of 5,039 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 279,153. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,376. 

A total of 98 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 263,066.

There are currently 11,709 active cases in the country out of which 225 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,999,679 laboratory tests and 2,197,813 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 203 New COVID19 Cases (July 27, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 203 new COVID19 cases out of 5,386 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,920. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,374. 

A total of 43 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,968.

There are currently 11,576 active cases in the country out of which 223 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,994,640 laboratory tests and 2,184,338 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 174 New COVID19 Cases (July 26, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 174 new COVID19 cases out of 4,588 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,717. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,371. 

A total of 63 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,925.

There are currently 11,419 active cases in the country out of which 213 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,989,254 laboratory tests and 2,179,990 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 97 New COVID19 Cases (July 25, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 97 new COVID19 cases out of 3,481 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,543. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,369. 

A total of 14 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,862.

There are currently 11,310 active cases in the country out of which 195 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,984,666 laboratory tests and 2,175,114 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 213 New COVID19 Cases (July 24, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 213 new COVID19 cases out of 4,873 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,446. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,367. 

A total of 98 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,848.

There are currently 11,229 active cases in the country out of which 191 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,981,185 laboratory tests and 2,171,831 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 128 New COVID19 Cases (July 23, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 128 new COVID19 cases out of 5,543 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,233. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,365. 

A total of 58 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,750.

There are currently 11,116 active cases in the country out of which 166 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,976,312 laboratory tests and 2,160,707 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 146 New COVID19 Cases (July 22, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 146 new COVID19 cases out of 4,632 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 278,105. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,363. 

A total of 104 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,692.

There are currently 11,048 active cases in the country out of which 160 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,970,769 laboratory tests and 2,155,657 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 82 New COVID19 Cases (July 21, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 82 new COVID19 cases out of 3,750 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,959. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,360. 

A total of 38 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,588.

There are currently 11,009 active cases in the country out of which 153 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,966,137 laboratory tests and 2,147,638 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 97 New COVID19 Cases (July 20, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 97 new COVID19 cases out of 3,400 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,877. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,359. 

A total of 93 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,550.

There are currently 10,966 active cases in the country out of which 144 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,962,387 laboratory tests and 2,144,550 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 84 New COVID19 Cases (July 19, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 84 new COVID19 cases out of 4,102 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,780. 

The country also reported no deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,357. 

A total of 143 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,457.

There are currently 10,964 active cases in the country out of which 138 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,958,987 laboratory tests and 2,135,430 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 81 New COVID19 Cases (July 18, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 81 new COVID19 cases out of 4,102 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,696. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,357. 

A total of 49 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,314.

There are currently 11,023 active cases in the country out of which 133 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,955,540 laboratory tests and 2,134,954 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 79 New COVID19 Cases (July 17, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 79 new COVID19 cases out of 4,645 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,615. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,354. 

A total of 28 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,265.

There are currently 10,994 active cases in the country out of which 132 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,951,438 laboratory tests and 2,129,768 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 93 New COVID19 Cases (July 16, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 93 new COVID19 cases out of 5,787 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,536. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,352. 

A total of 31 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,237.

There are currently 10,945 active cases in the country out of which 129 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,946,793 laboratory tests and 2,111,842 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 125 New COVID19 Cases (July 15, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 125 new COVID19 cases out of 5,591 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,443. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,350. 

A total of 39 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,206.

There are currently 10,885 active cases in the country out of which 127 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,941,006 laboratory tests and 2,090,997 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 106 New COVID19 Cases (July 14, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 106 new COVID19 cases out of 5,553 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,318. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,349. 

A total of 65 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,167.

There are currently 10,800 active cases in the country out of which 125 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,935,415 laboratory tests and 2,077,549 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 75 New COVID19 Cases (July 13, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 75 new COVID19 cases out of 4,880 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,212. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,347. 

A total of 80 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,102.

There are currently 10,761 active cases in the country out of which 114 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,929,862 laboratory tests and 2,064,777 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 66 New COVID19 Cases (July 12, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 66 new COVID19 cases out of 4,358 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,137. 

The country also reported no deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,343. 

A total of 33 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 262,022.

There are currently 10,770 active cases in the country out of which 121 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,924,982 laboratory tests and 2,062,456 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 87 New COVID19 Cases (July 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 87 new COVID19 cases out of 4,630 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 277,071. 

The country also reported no deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,343. 

A total of 10 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,989.

There are currently 10,737 active cases in the country out of which 122 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,920,624 laboratory tests and 2,058,333 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 113 New COVID19 Cases (July 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 113 new COVID19 cases out of 5,410 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,984. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,343. 

A total of 46 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,979.

There are currently 10,660 active cases in the country out of which 121 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,915,994 laboratory tests and 2,058,122 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 72 New COVID19 Cases (July 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 72 new COVID19 cases out of 6,357 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,871. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,342. 

A total of 116 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,933.

There are currently 10,594 active cases in the country out of which 126 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,910,584 laboratory tests and 2,055,593 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 116 New COVID19 Cases (July 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 116 new COVID19 cases out of 4,964 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,799. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,341. 

A total of 68 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,817.

There are currently 10,639 active cases in the country out of which 123 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,904,227 laboratory tests and 2,055,126 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 85 New COVID19 Cases (July 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 85 new COVID19 cases out of 4,772 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,683. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,338. 

A total of 93 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,749.

There are currently 10,594 active cases in the country out of which 126 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,899,263 laboratory tests and 2,053,298 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 95 New COVID19 Cases (July 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 95 new COVID19 cases out of 4,837 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,598. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,335. 

A total of 500 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,656.

There are currently 10,605 active cases in the country out of which 129 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,894,491 laboratory tests and 2,049,573 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 68 New COVID19 Cases (July 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 68 new COVID19 cases out of 4,165 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,503. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,332. 

A total of 131 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,156.

There are currently 11,013 active cases in the country out of which 135 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,889,654 laboratory tests and 2,047,751 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 67 New COVID19 Cases (July 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 67 new COVID19 cases out of 4,603 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,435. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,331. 

A total of 76 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 261,025.

There are currently 11,077 active cases in the country out of which 131 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,885,489 laboratory tests and 2,036,792 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 45 New COVID19 Cases (July 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 45 new COVID19 cases out of 4,440 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,368. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,330. 

A total of 150 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 260,949.

There are currently 11,087 active cases in the country out of which 135 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,880,886 laboratory tests and 2,034,764 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 73 New COVID19 Cases (July 2, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 73 new COVID19 cases out of 4,976 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,323. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,327. 

A total of 62 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 260,327.

There are currently 11,195 active cases in the country out of which 139 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,876,446 laboratory tests and 2,029,761 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 76 New COVID19 Cases (July 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 76 new COVID19 cases out of 4,898 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,250. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,325. 

A total of 365 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 260,737.

There are currently 11,186 active cases in the country out of which 142 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,871,470 laboratory tests and 2,022,116 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 137 New COVID19 Cases (June 30, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 137 new COVID19 cases out of 4,974 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,174. 

The country also reported 0 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,320. 

A total of 70 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 260,372.

There are currently 11,480 active cases in the country out of which 151 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,866,572 laboratory tests and 2,019,163 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 63 New COVID19 Cases (June 29, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 63 new COVID19 cases out of 4,550 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 276,037. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,320. 

A total of 685 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 260,302.

There are currently 12,040 active cases in the country out of which 151 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,861,598 laboratory tests and 2,010,091 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 39 New COVID19 Cases (June 28, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 39 new COVID19 cases out of 3,144 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,974. 

The country also reported 1 death from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,315. 

A total of 573 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 259,617.

There are currently 12,040 active cases in the country out of which 151 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,857,048 laboratory tests and 2,003,226 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 54 New COVID19 Cases (June 27, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 54 new COVID19 cases out of 3,334 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,935. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,314. 

A total of 553 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 259,044.

There are currently 12,575 active cases in the country out of which 156 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,853,904 laboratory tests and 1,989,297 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 112 New COVID19 Cases (June 26, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 112 new COVID19 cases out of 5,307 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,881. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,309. 

A total of 288 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 258,491.

There are currently 13,079 active cases in the country out of which 164 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,850,570 laboratory tests and 1,988,902 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 168 New COVID19 Cases (June 25, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 168 new COVID19 cases out of 5,396 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,769. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,302. 

A total of 774 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 258,203.

There are currently 13,262 active cases in the country out of which 167 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,845,263 laboratory tests and 1,988,335 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 99 New COVID19 Cases (June 24, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 99 new COVID19 cases out of 4,525 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,601. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,296. 

A total of 642 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 257,429.

There are currently 13,874 active cases in the country out of which 185 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,839,867 laboratory tests and 1,987,927 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 111 New COVID19 Cases (June 23, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 111 new COVID19 cases out of 4,406 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,502. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,292. 

A total of 825 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 256,787.

There are currently 14,421 active cases in the country out of which 187 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,835,342 laboratory tests and 1,987,301 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 73 New COVID19 Cases (June 22, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 73 new COVID19 cases out of 2,766 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,391. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,290. 

A total of 460 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 255,962.

There are currently 15,137 active cases in the country out of which 194 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,830,936 laboratory tests and 1,982,320 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 158 New COVID19 Cases (June 20, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 158 new COVID19 cases out of 5,338 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,194. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,283. 

A total of 652 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 254,948.

There are currently 15,961 active cases in the country out of which 201 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,824,993 laboratory tests and 1,975,957 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 137 New COVID19 Cases (June 19, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 137 new COVID19 cases out of 5,702 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 275,036. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,280. 

A total of 662 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 254,296.

There are currently 16,458 active cases in the country out of which 212 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,819,655 laboratory tests and 1,975,727 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 124 New COVID19 Cases (June 18, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 124 new COVID19 cases out of 5,594 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,899. 

The country also reported 14 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,276. 

A total of 439 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 253,634.

There are currently 16,987 active cases in the country out of which 228 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,813,953 laboratory tests and 1,974,476 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 174 New COVID19 Cases (June 17, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 174 new COVID19 cases out of 5,764 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,775. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,262. 

A total of 744 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 253,195.

There are currently 17,316 active cases in the country out of which 240 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,808,359 laboratory tests and 1,964,005 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 121 New COVID19 Cases (June 16, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 121 new COVID19 cases out of 5,399 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,601. 

The country also reported 3 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,260. 

A total of 571 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 252,451.

There are currently 17,888 active cases in the country out of which 237 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,802,595 laboratory tests and 1,962,486 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 134 New COVID19 Cases (June 15, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 134 new COVID19 cases out of 5,399 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,480. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,257. 

A total of 773 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 251,880.

There are currently 18,341 active cases in the country out of which 242 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,797,358 laboratory tests and 1,954,623 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 159 New COVID19 Cases (June 14, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 159 new COVID19 cases out of 4,969 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,346. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,250. 

A total of 443 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 251,107.

There are currently 18,987 active cases in the country out of which 238 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,791,959 laboratory tests and 1,948,073 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 159 New COVID19 Cases (June 13, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 159 new COVID19 cases out of 5,158 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,187. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,242. 

A total of 575 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 250,664.

There are currently 19,279 active cases in the country out of which 250 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,786,990 laboratory tests and 1,939,970 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 136 New COVID19 Cases (June 12, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 136 new COVID19 cases out of 5,405 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 274,028. 

The country also reported 2 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,237. 

A total of 618 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 250,028.

There are currently 19,700 active cases in the country out of which 260 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,781,832 laboratory tests and 1,936,566 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 214 New COVID19 Cases (June 11, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 214 new COVID19 cases out of 5,568 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 273,892. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,235. 

A total of 443 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 249,471.

There are currently 20,184 active cases in the country out of which 264 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,776,427 laboratory tests and 1,932,522 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 280 New COVID19 Cases (June 10, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 280 new COVID19 cases out of 6,069 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 273,678. 

The country also reported 5 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,231. 

A total of 743 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 249,028.

There are currently 20,417 active cases in the country out of which 251 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,770,859 laboratory tests and 1,920,676 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 223 New COVID19 Cases (June 9, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 223 new COVID19 cases out of 3,835 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 273,398. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,226. 

A total of 783 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 248,285.

There are currently 20,885 active cases in the country out of which 261 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,764,790 laboratory tests and 1,901,363 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 151 New COVID19 Cases (June 8, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 151 new COVID19 cases out of 4,426 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 273,175. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,220. 

A total of 619 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 247,502.

There are currently 21,451 active cases in the country out of which 271 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,759,855 laboratory tests and 1,894,717 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 110 New COVID19 Cases (June 7, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 110 new COVID19 cases out of 3,442 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 273,024. 

The country also reported 4 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,213. 

A total of 636 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 246,883.

There are currently 21,926 active cases in the country out of which 319 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,755,429 laboratory tests and 1,888,214 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 109 New COVID19 Cases (June 6, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 109 new COVID19 cases out of 3,835 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 272,914. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,209. 

A total of 599 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 246,247.

There are currently 22,954 active cases in the country out of which 349 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,751,987 laboratory tests and 1,882,719 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 173 New COVID19 Cases (June 5, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 173 new COVID19 cases out of 4,505 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 272,805. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,201. 

A total of 998 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 245,648.

There are currently 22,954 active cases in the country out of which 349 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,748,152 laboratory tests and 1,878,367 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 347 New COVID19 Cases (June 4, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 347 new COVID19 cases out of 5,709 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 272,632. 

The country also reported 8 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,193. 

A total of 1,272 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 244,650.

There are currently 24,720 active cases in the country out of which 367 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,743,647 laboratory tests and 1,865,958 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 249 New COVID19 Cases (June 3, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 249 new COVID19 cases out of 4,376 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 272,285. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,185. 

A total of 936 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 243,378.

There are currently 24,720 active cases in the country out of which 367 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,737,938 laboratory tests and 1,853,259 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 246 New COVID19 Cases (June 2, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 246 new COVID19 cases out of 5,003 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 272,036. 

The country also reported 7 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,178. 

A total of 2,967 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 242,442.

There are currently 25,414 active cases in the country out of which 377 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,733,562 laboratory tests and 1,838,569 of the population have been vaccinated.

Ethiopia Reports 249 New COVID19 Cases (June 1, 2021)

Ethiopia yesterday reported 249 new COVID19 cases out of 4,600 laboratory tests conducted in 24 hours. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 271,790. 

The country also reported 6 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to 4,171. 

A total of 741 patients have recovered from the virus to bring the total recoveries to 239,475.

There are currently 28,142 active cases in the country out of which 249 are in severe conditions receiving critical care treatment. 

The country so far conducted 2,728,559 laboratory tests and 1,822,343 of the population have been vaccinated.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonen confers with new Under-Secretary-General for UNOCHA Martin Griffiths (July 30, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia received on Thursday (July 29) Mr. Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA).

The new OCHA head is in Ethiopia to exchange views on the situation in Tigray, review the humanitarian assistance efforts and visit Amhara and Tigray Regional States.

During the meeting between the two sides, Mr. Demeke appreciated UNOCHA for productive operations that supported the national humanitarian preparedness and response capacity of Ethiopia since 1984.

However, the Deputy Prime Minister said, the engagement of UNOCHA, both at the Headquarters and Country Office levels, has not been forthcoming since the beginning of the law enforcement operation in the Tigray Reginal State.

In this regard, the inaccurate information that continues to be issued by UNOCHA about the situation in the Tigray Regional State through its statements and reports is of serious concern to the Government of Ethiopia, he added.

Speaking about current situations regarding Tigray, Mr. Demeke recalled the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire that had been declared to enable farmers to employ the rainy season and provide humanitarian assistance to people in need.

Despite this measure taken by the Federal Government, the TPLF has chosen the road to violence and conflict to the extent of recruiting children to bear arms, he said.

In explaining how the TPLF’s destructive acts obstructed aid, Mr. Demeke said 170 trucks that carried food and non-food items got stuck in Semera for weeks due to provocative attacks by TPLF, even though around 40 trucks started moving to Mekelle on Wednesday.

Due to fresh attacks launched by the TPLF, about 220,000 people fled from Afar and Amhara regions, Mr. Demeke said, adding that the Government of Ethiopia has been providing humanitarian assistance to these people.

He underscored that OCHA should condemn and hold TPLF responsible for exacerbating conflicts, recruiting and deploying children, and preventing humanitarian aid from reaching the people in need.

The Deputy Prime Minister also expressed his confidence that the new Under-Secretary-General will be transparent, neutral, and exhibit the highest level of professionalism in guiding the operation of the Office.

Mr. Martin Griffiths, on his part, appreciated all the support extended to OCHA’s operations in Ethiopia and pledged to communicate well and work closely with the government of Ethiopia.

He also appreciated the initiative taken by the federal government of Ethiopia in declaring the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire and noted that the declaration would have been fruitful had it been reciprocated.

The new Under-Secretary-General also expressed his concern over the depletion of resources in Tigray and underscored the need to have more supply lines to the region.

Finally, Mr. Demeke said the government of Ethiopia would do its level best to address the concerns of humanitarians and stay committed to the ceasefire, although new attacks by the TPLF may influence the government’s behavior.

Following the results of the 6th General elections, Mr. Demeke said the new government which will be formed in September will launch a roadmap to have an inclusive dialogue with stakeholders and incorporate opposition forces in the governing structure.

The International Community needs to force TPLF to stop launching fresh attacks and hampering the flow of humanitarian aid, says Demeke Mekonnen Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (July 29, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, and Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada had an online video conversation today (July 29) on the situations in Tigray.

At the onset of their discussion, the two officials noted the historical and fraternal relationship between Ethiopia and Canada, which should further be strengthened.

Honorable Marc Garneau recalled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Ethiopia last year and his meeting with Prime Minister Abiy, where they had exchanged views on the reform in Ethiopia and Canada’s commitment to supporting such positive efforts.

Discussing the political and humanitarian situation in Tigray, the Canadian Foreign Minister said Canada expects an expedited improvement to the flow of humanitarian support into the region.

In addressing the concerns of the Canadian Foreign Minister, Mr. Demeke said the decision of the Federal Government to declare a unilateral ceasefire was meant to address humanitarian concerns in the region.

He said the TPLF has wasted the opportunity for peace under the ceasefire and chose to blocking humanitarian corridors and launching fresh attacks in Afar and Amhara regions.

He expressed Ethiopia’s concern over the failure of the international community to recognize the Ethiopian Government’s effort to create a conducive environment for humanitarian support, peace, and stability in Tigray.

The Deputy Prime Minister said Ethiopia expected the international community, including Canada to force TPLF to respect the humanitarian ceasefire and condemn the group’s destructive actions that continued to obstruct humanitarian support.

The livelihoods disrupted by the fresh attacks by the group and the more than 200,000 displaced people from Afar and Amhara regions should also be a concern to the international community, Mr. Demeke added.

With the new government that will start operation in the upcoming September, Mr. Demeke said there is a plan to carry out all-inclusive dialogues with stakeholders, but the irresponsible group has to be told to stop its attempts of escalating the conflict on new fronts involving child soldiers.

The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of Ethiopia, Press Briefing Summary (July 29, 2021)

Spokesperson of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, H.E. Ambassador Dina Mufti, gave the Ministry’s biweekly press briefing today (29 July 2021) to the media with a special focus on the repatriation of Ethiopians from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and activities related to citizen centered diplomacy and other diplomatic activities over the week. Please find summary of the Press Briefing here:

I. Political Diplomacy

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia had a meeting with H.E. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National community Abroad of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. On the occasion, Mr. Demeke gave a briefing on the second filling of the GERD which was done according to the DoP which was signed among the tripartite in 2015. The briefing also included the humanitarian ceasefire in Tigray, where the government of Ethiopia stayed committed despite the terrorist TPLF’s disrespect to peace. They noted the importance of cementing relationships with expanded engagements. Mr. Demeke also stated Ethiopia’s readiness to host the 5th Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia had a meeting with Ms. Rosemary A. DiCarlo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. The discussion between the two sides included the situation in Tigray the GERD negotiations, the 6th General elections and the Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute. The major points are:

  • TPLF has continued discrediting the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire endangering the people of Tigray and particularly farmers
  • The terrorist group is launching fresh attacks in different areas bordering the region with Amhara and Afar endangering the spirit of the ceasefire
  • The international community should force the TPLF to respect the ceasefire
  • GERD is a development project and attempts to internationalize and securitize it is not helpful to negotiating parties
  • The AU-led tripartite talks over the GERD should continue soon
  • The 6th General elections was transparent, democratic
  • The international community should tell Sudan to withdraw its troops from Ethiopian territories and keep the status quo of the 1972 Exchange of notes between the two countries
  • Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute shall be resolved only through peaceful means
  • The UN Secretary General appreciates the Ethiopian Government’s declaration of humanitarian ceasefire and wants the other side to respect that too.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, has arrived in Addis Ababa today. He was received by State Minister H.E. Ambassador Birtukan Ayano at Bole International Airport. During his stay in Ethiopia, the Algerian Foreign Minister will have discussions with H.E. President Sahle Work Zewde, Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Demeke Mekonnen.

Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti H.E. Berhanu Tsegaye has discussed with MARY NJOROGE, Representative & Country Director of WFP in Djibouti. Ambassador Berhanu said the international community should spare no time to condemn TPLF that has repeatedly shown its utter disregard and cruelty to the people in Tigray by blocking essential aid to the region. He said although TPLF has continued to disrupt & endanger the free movements of trucks, the government of Ethiopia has doubled its efforts believing it is vital to meet the growing demands in the region.

II. On returnees from KSA

Since November 2017, the Government of Ethiopia has facilitated the return of 415,000 citizens from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Many of the migrants were detained in Saudi Arabia for immigration offenses. The Government of Ethiopia’s embassy and consular officials in Saudi Arabia regularly visit detention centers to assess the citizen’s wellbeing and facilitate their return to their families across the country.

In Addis Ababa, the Government in cooperation with humanitarian partners such as IOM, ERC, and MSF Spain established an operation to provide humanitarian assistance on arrival and facilitate a safe return to home communities. On arrival, the migrants are assessed for vulnerabilities and special needs and referred accordingly. Unaccompanied and separated children were reunified by the government following family tracing and best interest determination.

To help our citizens rebuild their lives in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is working with development actors to provide reintegration support for some of the migrants. Others have been referred to the private sector for job opportunities. However, the needs outstrip available resources. Hence, the government is appealing for other cooperating partners to be part of an effort to reintegrate individuals and empower households and communities to resist the pull irregular migration of irregular migration.

The Government under the leadership of the Office of the Attorney General has strengthened the laws and created partnerships needed to combat human trafficking and illicit migrant smuggling. Most of the migrants are smuggled to transit countries and exposed to human rights violations and deprivations. The Immigration Agency is undertaking concerted efforts to strengthen border management and reduce smuggling and human trafficking.

In June 2021, our government and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia agreed to prioritize the repatriation of Ethiopian nationals subjected to prolonged detention due to mobility restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 42,000 citizens (84% male, 16% female) have since been repatriated in one month. To accommodate an operation of this magnitude amid the ongoing public health challenges caused by the COVID-19, the Government set up 8 reception centers in Addis Ababa to temporarily shelter the migrants as they transit to their final destinations. The government allocated personnel and financial resources to provide the migrants with health care, feeding, psychosocial support and physical safety. Our partners are running an additional 4 shelters providing similar services but focused on migrants with special needs such as unaccompanied and separated children, mothers with babies, and human trafficking survivors. Admission to the centers is on a voluntary basis and the migrants enjoy the freedom of movement, including the right to leave anytime.

All migrants are provided a transport allowance to their final destinations safely. Unfortunately, the ongoing hostilities in Tigray have made it logistically impossible for many migrants to return to their homes in that region. The affected returnees are helped to reunify with extended family in peaceful parts of Ethiopia. Those who do have family members to reunify with are being provided longer-term stays at dedicated reception centers until such a time when their return to Tigray is feasible and safe.

Although a lot has been achieved so far in repatriating citizens from KSA, some challenges (new and lingering ones) remain to be tackled. The Government of Ethiopia is working with relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia to tackle challenges. In this regard, the two governments are working to avoid arbitrary detention of Ethiopian citizens, provide protections to property, facilitate a dignified return for voluntary migrants and work on the expedited full implementation of the labor agreements between the two countries.

III. Citizen centred Diplomacy

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have paid a visit to North Shoa Zone and Oromo special Administration Zones in the Amhara Regional State. Jile Timuga and Efrata Gidem woredas were affected by conflict and the Ministry wants to show its solidarity with the affected people and support the rehabilitation process. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Tsion Teklu, in her speech at the event, said the visit was organized to show support to affected people and denounce the efforts of the anti-peace forces and restore peace and stability in the country. She said the Ministry has provided 200,000 birr each for the rehabilitation of the two affected areas, adding that the Ministry and its missions around the world will mobilize Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent to further support the rehabilitation process.

Members of the Ethiopian Community Association in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with the FDRE Embassy in Riyadh have provided food and non-food items to 1221 Ethiopians at a women’s migration Center in Riyadh. The embassy thanked the community members for their support.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Hirut Kassaw, spoke to Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent in Japan regarding the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games and other national issues. She thanked the Ethiopian community in Japan for their positive response to the request for assistance in controlling the COVID19 pandemic, the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the law enforcement operationand support for IDPs. She also called on Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent in Japan to promote and encourage Ethiopian athletes on various social media platforms.

Ethiopians of the Somali region who are living in Kenya are urged to invest in their country. Officials from various offices of the Somali Regional State met with scholars, investors and youths in Kenya to discuss the current situation in their country and region. The head of the Somali Regional State’s Diaspora and Investment Bureau, Abdisalam Yusuf, called on the region’s people and other investors to invest in the state. He called on the people to contribute to the Great Renaissance Dam, to help people displaced by various conflicts and to strengthen the Ethiopian Defense Forces. FDRE Ambassador Meles Alem responded to questions from attendees.

Ethiopians living in Washington DC have made a rally to show solidarity and collect funds in support of the ENDF and the GERD. H.E. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, H.E. Ambassador Fitsum Arega and H.E. Ambassador Taye Atske Selassie were present at the rally and have delivered speeches acknowledging the Diaspora support to their country and encouraging further participation on things that matter in Ethiopia. More than $ 100,000 was collected at the rally.

Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent living in Australia have held an online discussion to commemorate the success of the second round of the Grand Renaissance Dam. They have their delight over the successful completion of the second round of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In his opening remarks, Dr. Muktar Kedir, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Australia, said the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam is a manifestation of our unity and sovereignty and a renaissance project of the current generation. He further called on participants to continue supporting the project.

Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian descent participated in a fundraising program organized by the Ethiopian Community in Munich. The program with the purchase of bonds, magazine sales and donations for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has raised more than 15,000 Euros.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria Ramtane Lamamra (July 29, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, received at his office on Wednesday (July 29) H.E. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National community Abroad of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

At the onset of their meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister appreciated the historical relationships between the two countries and congratulated Algeria for conducting a successful election.

He also stated Ethiopia’s readiness to host the 5th Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Demeke has also delivered a briefing on the current developments in the Tigray region and underscored the Ethiopian Government’s commitment to the humanitarian ceasefire.

Speaking on the GERD, Mr. Demeke said Ethiopia conducted the second filling according to the Declaration of Principles (DoP), which was signed by the tripartite in 2015.

The Deputy Prime Minister also expressed Ethiopia’s firm commitment to resume the trilateral negotiations over the Renaissance Dam under the auspices of the African Union.

Mr. Demeke asked the Algerian Foreign Minister to play a constructive role in correcting the Arab League’s misperceptions on the GERD underscoring Ethiopia’s intentions to fair and equitable utilization of the Nile water.

The discussion between the two sides also emphasized the need to expand engagements in trade, investment, and tourism between the two countries.

In this regard, the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his hope that Ethiopian Airlines would start a direct flight from Addis Ababa to Algiers and noted Ethiopia’s interest to welcome investors from Algeria.

Mr. Ramtane Lamamra will also visit Sudan and Mr. Demeke asked him to persuade Sudan to solve its border issue with Ethiopia peacefully according to existing joint mechanisms and refrain from using force since it would never settle the matter amicably.

Ethiopia and Algeria established diplomatic relations in the late 1960s.

Outlaw TPLF Continues Belligerence Despite Unilateral Ceasefire: PM Office Says (July 28, 2021)

In a monthly press briefing, the Press Secretary for Office of Prime Minister, Bilene Seyoum said the outlaw TPLF group has continued belligerence and attack on civilians in Tigray region and neighboring Amhara and Afar Regions.

Bilene said that the terrorist group is harassing innocent people in the Amahra and Afar regions and Tigray as well adding that it has also held Eritrean refugees in the region as hostage. TPLF has killed Tigrayan civilians in the region whom it considered pro-government, she added.

The outlaw group disrupted activities carried out to relocate Eritrean refugees in camps in Tigray to peaceful areas to other parts of the country, and killed

According to Bilene, the terrorist organization confiscated and looted humanitarian items stockpiled in the region for people in need of assistance.

The criminal enterprise is also recruiting and involving children as soldiers and using human shields by dragging innocent people to conflict areas, Bilene noted.

Hundreds of thousands of people in the country and abroad have staged rallies and denounced the terrorist TPLF group, she said.

But, she stated, the international community and the media have kept dead silence about the atrocities being committed by the terrorist group, asking “Why?”

Despite the challenges, the federal government is jointly working with international partners to address the humanitarian need in the Tigray region, the Press Secretariat added.


Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen meets UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (July 28, 2021)

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia had a meeting on Tuesday (July 27) with Rosemary A. DiCarlo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.

Discussing the Tigray issue, Mr. Demeke said the Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire was meant to help farmers in the region to employ the rainy season, although it fell on deaf ears so far.

The Government of Ethiopia is still committed to the ceasefire, although the TPLF has continued to misbehave and showed disrespect to the goodwill of the government, added the Deputy Prime Minister.

Mr. Demeke said, the warmonger TPLF has tried to choke off humanitarian corridors over the Addis Ababa-Djibouti line and has launched fresh attacks against the North-Eastern part of the country which the international community forgot to discourage.

Ms. DiCarlo, on her part, said the UN Secretary-General appreciates and supports the Unilateral Humanitarian Ceasefire and wants the other side to follow suit.

Regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Mr. Demeke noted that unnecessary politicization and Internationalization of the matter would contribute nothing but drag the negotiation process.

In this regard, the Under-Secretary-General affirmed the UN support to the AU-led process to reach amicable solutions to all negotiating parties.

Speaking about the 6th General Elections, Mr. Demeke said it was peaceful and transparent and paved the way for building a democratic system in the country.

During their discussion on the Ethiopia and Sudan border conflict, Mr. Demeke wondered why the international community failed to discourage Sudan from unlawfully occupying Ethiopian territories.

The Under-Secretary-General said that the UN understands that Ethiopia is the linchpin of the region, and its stability is indispensable to have a peaceful HoA adding that the border issue between the two countries should get a peaceful solution.

Unilateral Ceasefire Continues To Be Hampered By TPLF Provocations (July 27, 2021)

The unilateral ceasefire declared by the federal government of Ethiopia continues to be hampered by the TPLF’s provocations, current issues fact check disclosed.

The Government has kept in warehouses in the Tigray Region more than 400,000 quintals of wheat and 2.5 million liters of edible oil as reserve.

The wellbeing of our people in the Tigray Region remains a concern for the Government of Ethiopia.

International organizations especially those working in Tigray need to pressure TPLF to cease its provocations on the Afar region and open the route for humanitarian cargo to enter the region.

Ethiopians In The U.S. Vow Support To ENDF, Reiterate Continued Contribution To GERD (July 26, 2021)

Ethiopians living in the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. to salute the Ethiopian National Defense Force and denounce the terrorist TPLF group.

During the rally, Ethiopians and descendants have reiterated full commitment to continue support for the national army which is now paying sacrifices to defend sovereignty and national integrity of the nation.

They also strongly condemned atrocities being committed by the Junta against civilians and called up on the international community to denounce evils of the group including use of child soldiers, attack on innocent people and impediment to humanitarian operation in the region.

Demonstrators further celebrated second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and reiterated continued financial contribution to the successful completion of the project.

TPLF Propagandists Continue To Twist Words Spoken By Government For Their Fake News (July 26, 2021)

Ethiopia Current Issues Fact check confirmed that TPLF propagandists and their accomplices continue to twist words spoken by Federal and Regional leadership to fit their fake news and agenda they have been crafting for several months. 

Considering the House of People’s Representative have declared TPLF a terrorist organization, all statements by Federal and Regional Government refer to the criminal enterprise that is TPLF and not the people of Tigray that comprise the Ethiopian social fabric, stated the fact check platform.