COVID

Addis Ababa Hotels Struggle Amid Security Threats

Addis Ababa Hotels Struggle Amid Security Threats

The hotel industry in Addis Ababa is facing a significant downturn attributed to security concerns, impacting revenue streams and operational sustainability, reports the Addis Ababa Hotel Owners Association. Mrs. Aster Solomon, President of the Addis Ababa Hotel Owners Association, has expressed deep concern over the declining income of hotels, primarily due to the pervasive security challenges prevailing in the city. The situation has led to some organizations withdrawing from the hotel business, exacerbating the existing issues and contributing to an environment lacking in stability. Citing the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mrs. Solomon noted that many hotels, already grappling with…
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China Covid: Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide

China Covid: Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide

China has recorded its highest number of daily Covid cases since the pandemic began, despite stringent measures designed to eliminate the virus. Several major cities including the capital Beijing and southern trade hub Guangzhou are experiencing outbreaks. Wednesday saw 31,527 cases recorded compared with an April peak of 28,000. The numbers are still tiny for a country of 1.4 billion people and officially just over 5,200 have died since the pandemic began. That equates to three Covid deaths in every million in China, compared with 3,000 per million in the US and 2,400 per million in the UK, although direct…
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World Bank Grants $195mln to Ethiopia’s Push to Scale Up Covid Vaccination

World Bank Grants $195mln to Ethiopia’s Push to Scale Up Covid Vaccination

The finance, approved last week, will support Ethiopia’s efforts to scale up the availability and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide with particular emphasis on reaching rural areas and vulnerable communities, the Bank said. Furthermore, it will support the rehabilitation of public health facilities damaged by the conflict in different parts of the country. “This timely financing will bring sustainable support to Ethiopia’s overburdened health system,” said Ousmane Dione, World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Ethiopia. The fund will also “help reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19 by scaling up vaccine roll-outs throughout the country with the goal of doubling…
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Ethiopia Logs 184 Covid Infections, 0 Death

Ethiopia Logs 184 Covid Infections, 0 Death

Ethiopia has logged 184 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the confirmed total to 472, 232, reported the ministry of health. More than 6, 600 people were tested to confirm the latest infections, said the ministry issued on Saturday evening. On the same day, 80 patients have recovered from the acute respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, the ministry said, The recovery country now stands at 455, 935. Despite a relative increase of recovery on the day, the rate has continued to be outpaced by daily infections pushing the confirmed active cases to climb further. Ethiopia’s active cases tally has now…
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Ethiopia Logs 201 New Covid Cases, 0 Death

Ethiopia Logs 201 New Covid Cases, 0 Death

The positive cases, found from 8,431 people tested for coronavirus in the last twenty-four hours, bring the confirmed total to 471, 879, says the ministry of health In its report today. The Ministry added only 13 new recoveries in the same period. Recovery tally now stands at 455, 845. One severely sick Covid-19 patients has been admitted to hospital on Thursday as the severe cases total increases to 13. The patients are among the 8, 519 confirmed active cases in the country.  The Ministry says no Covid-induced fatality has been reported in the past 24-hours. The death toll tally stands…
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Ethiopia Reports First COVID Deaths In Nearly Four Weeks

Ethiopia Reports First COVID Deaths In Nearly Four Weeks

In its update today, the ministry says two patients have passed away due to Covid-19 in the last twenty-four hours. The previous Coronavirus-induced death in Ethiopia was reported on April 20, 2022. The national Covid death toll currently stands at 7, 512, says the ministry. Active Cases Increase Six severely sick patients are still getting treatment in hospitals, the report shows. The patients are among 7,719 confirmed active cases in the country. The active cases count has increased by 39 today as more new daily cases than recoveries continue to be reported. The nation has confirmed 42 new covid-19 cases…
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