Ethiopia to Launch Nationwide COVID 19 Testing Campaign Tomorrow (August 1, 2020)

Ethiopia will officially launch a nationwide month-long COVID19 testing campaign, which will determine the next steps to undertake in the New Year.

In a twitter post, the Prime Minister said “increased testing is key to knowing the trend of COVID19 nationally so as to enable effective decision making on various fronts.”

The Prime Minister called upon all stakeholders to participate and encourage various segments of the society to get tested, in line with the Ministry of Health’s plans.

There are rapid rises in COVID 19 cases in many parts of the country, especially in the capital Addis Ababa.

The nation recorded 915 new cases of coronavirus yesterday – the highest daily total to date.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 17,999, with 284 deaths and 7,195 recoveries.

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