The Ministry of Health has called on police to enforce all COVID-19 preventive rules as the country sees surge in new infection.
Minister of Health, Dr Lia Tadesse, made the call during a press conference issued today.
The number of people who have died from the virus during the past 10 days has increased by more than 20%, she said.
The Minister also rejected false claims on social about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ethiopia will continue vaccinating AstraZeneca and other vaccines approved by international health institutions and the ministry.
Ethiopia began vaccinating its people against the pandemic on Saturday after receiving its first batch of 2.2 million doses of vaccine under the COVAX initiative a week ago.
Ethiopia has so far reported 176,618 cases, with 143, 828 recoveries and 2,555 fatalities.