Deliver Addis (Universal Courier Services PLC), the pioneer e-commerce company in Ethiopia primarily enraged in food delivery, now expands its business to online marketplace in response to increased demand caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infected people in Ethiopia jumps to 398 after the country reported nine new cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
Out of the total 140 coronavirus (COVID-19) infected people found in Ethiopia, more than half (75) have recovered so far.
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic must be coordinated and targeted at livelihoods to prevent an upsurge in inequality, delegates at an African Development Institute (ADI) webinar urged on Wednesday.
BY AREGU B. WONDIMUNEH – Poor healthcare infrastructure and fragile economy, among other things leave Africa in an extremely vulnerable position for the worst form of COVID-19 outbreak.
Jack Ma, the founder of Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Group, who has been donating medical supplies to African countries to help them fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), stressed the need to mobilize health experts in addition to medical supplies.
The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership to End Malaria calls on countries to act now to save almost 400,000 additional lives in Africa, Latin America and Asia from malaria.
Dealing with the health and economic challenges of COVID-19 has made one point abundantly clear for African countries – “that we need broadband, faster, cheaper, and expanded to the last mile of our populations.”
The national ministerial committee of Ethiopia established to address coronavirus (COVID-19) related challenges said it is working to mobilize 50 billion birr (about $1.5 billion) to help some 15 million people whose lives will to be impacted badly by the global pandemic.
With the aim of helping the poorest countries fight against the spread of COVID-19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved relief on debt service for 25 member countries including 19 in Africa.
As part of its analysis to inform COVID-19 policy responses, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), calls for adequate consideration of the vulnerability of city economies as African governments consolidate efforts and define stimulus measures to mitigate national and regional economic impacts.