Ethiopia on Monday shut schools the nation over and restricted every single open social affair, including games, for 15 days.
The choice was reported by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after counsels with high ranking representatives on measures to deflect a COVID-19 flare-up in the nation.
In a broadcast message, the chief said the means were fundamental after four new cases were affirmed in Ethiopia in the course of recent hours, raising the aggregate to five.
Among the new cases are two Japanese and an Ethiopian national who had been in contact with the nation's first patient, a 48-year-old Japanese resident.
The fourth case was an Ethiopian man who as of late came back from Dubai.
Ahmed said his legislature was putting forth attempts to give defensive face veils, clinical packs, and disinfectants, including sanitizers, for general society.
He reported that administration vehicles would be utilized for the open vehicles to facilitate the weight on the current framework.
With just essential and auxiliary schools being shut, for the time being, Abiy said that college understudies would be given all fundamental consideration at their particular grounds.
In the wake of developing in Wuhan, China, last December, the coronavirus has now spread to in any event 146 nations and regions, as per the World Health Organization (WHO).