69 recover in Ethiopia from coronavirus – UPDATED

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia said 69 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have recovered so far after seven have recovered in the past few days.

In its update about the global pandemic, the Ministry stated that including two confirmed cases found during the last 24 hours, a total of 133 COVID-19 patients are confirmed in Ethiopia so far. The two new COVID-19 positive individuals are both Ethiopian nationals – 20 and 25 years old.



One of them has returned from Puntland Somalia and was in Jigjiga town quarantine center. The other coronavirus positive individual has come from Kenya and was kept in Moyale town quarantine center. The latest report of the Ministry shows that some 16,000 people are kept in quarantine of which over 4,000 have completed their quarantine period so far.

After Ethiopia reported its confirmed COVID-19 case about two months ago, a total of close to 20,000 people have got laboratory test for coronavirus, while three have died and two foreign nationals returned to their country.