The Ethiopian government said on Tuesday that it plans to run nearly 17 million coronavirus tests as part of the nationwide test campaign that started on Sunday day, given the growing number of cases in the African country. .
Minister of Health Lia Tadesse stressed that the authorities’ efforts to curb COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, without the support of the population, for which it has asked all actors, will not be sufficient “hand in hand” coping with the pandemic.
As a result, she stressed the need to increase the number of isolation and treatment centers across the country, and asked public figures and artists to advance the preventive campaign that has been launched, reports the Ethiopian television channel Fana.
Finally, Lia has demanded that the population agree to the tests and adhere to the recommendations and restrictions set out to curb the spread of the virus, including the use of masks and respect for social distance.