Over 286 individuals were tested for COVID 19 virus over the last 24 hours in the capital Addis Ababa, and two individuals have tested positive for the virus, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health. As of April 12, 2020, Ethiopia tested 3, 863 tests, and the total number of COVID 19 patients in the country has reached 71 on April 12. Fifty-six patients are still getting treatment in the designated COVID 19 hospital in the capital Addis Ababa. This week, Ethiopia declared a state of emergency to enforce COVID 19 preventive measures by suspending restriction on human rights for the next five months.
The global COVID 19 update indicates that the total number of COVID 19 infections is over 1.8 million.