OBN March. 20, 2020-Ethiopia has confirmed three new cases of the coronavirus, pushing the total number of those infected to nine.
Ethiopian Health Minister Dr Lia Tadesse
Ethiopian health minister Lia Tadesse in a statement said one of the cases is of an 85-year-old Ethiopian who entered the country on March 2.
The other two cases are of a 44-year-old Japanese national who had been in contact with a previous case with the third case being that of a 39-year-old Austrian who entered the country on March 15.
Dr Tadesse indicated that while two of the new patients were in stable condition, the 85 year old Ethiopian “has a severe form of illness and under close medical care.”
Ethiopian officials have so far taken 342 samples for COVID-19 testing