Ethiopia declares state of emergency over COVID-19


Photo: Ethiopiaon doctors attend training to use mechanical ventilators for COVID-19 patients at the American Medical Center (AMC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 1, 2020.  /AFP

ADDIS ABABA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the east African country.

Ethiopia has so far reported 52 confirmed cases, including that of a nine-month-old baby.

On Sunday, Ethiopia reported its first two COVID-19 deaths, a 60-year-old woman and 56-year-old man.