The government of Ethiopia is applying strict measures to stop the spread of Novel Corona Virus into the country, according to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI)
EPHI Director General Dr. Ebba Abate told Journalist Yesterday that the government is ready to ‘act’ vigorously in controlling the spread of Novel corona virus – 2019 (2019- ncov) by screening of passengers arriving in to the Country at Bole international Airport.
he stated that Ethiopia must be free from the virus as it is one of the major destinations and transit hub for many flights from various countries including China, heightening preventive act as very instrumental.
at Bole International Airport Ethiopia has started screening passengers flying in from Wuhan and other Chinese cites where – nCoV2019 outbreak has been started and nations where the virus is detected.
As to him Ethiopia will remain at high alert since the risk of spread of the highly contagious virus to Africa is very high given the large number of flights and people that fly through Addis Ababa.
“at Bole international Airport two screening facilities are established for fever screening, while Tikur Anbessa Hospital and Saint Paul’s Millennium Medical Collage are made standby in case any further medications required.
According to him Ministry of Health and World Health Organizations (WHO) AS well as Africa Centers for Disease control (Africa CDC) and other pertinent stakeholders are working in collaborations.
The Institute in engaged in strengthening surveillance efforts according to the guidelines of WHO. The Institute also is working in collaboration with the local states and disclosed tall free #8335.
SOURCE – THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 2020.