Daily Archives: March 25, 2020

Gov’t to Release More Than 4,000 Prisoners to Prevent COVID-19

The Attorney General announced today that it will grant pardon to more than 4,000 prisoners to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a press conference she held today, Attorney General Adanech Abeebee said the government decided to release the prisoners in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. She stated that the prisoners pardoned include

PM Abiy, Leaders of IGAD Member Countries Holds Telephone Conversation

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held telephone conversation with leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries on ways of halting the spread of COVID-19.  During the phone call among the leaders, wide ranges of regional issues particularly containing the outbreak of COVID-19 were discussed in order to uphold regional health security. Abiy said

Afreximbank Announces 3 Billion USD Credit Facility for Africa

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) announced that it will provide a three-billion-US dollar credit facility to help African countries overcome the effects of the coronavirus (CO VID-19) pandemic. The bank said in a statement released yesterday that the Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility will help support foreign exchange reserves and assist commodity exporters with declining

Deputy PM Calls for Full Implementation of Decisions Passed on COVED-19

Addis Ababa  Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen said all decisions passed by the government should be fully implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and contain it.  The national disaster risk management and response taskforce led by the deputy prime minister held discussion today with COVID-19 health technical committee about ways of executing the

Nat’l Resources Mobilization Committee for COVID-19 Established

Addis Ababa Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched today a national resource mobilization committee tasked with coordinating efforts of gathering financial and non-financial materials for coronavirus (COVID-19). The national resource mobilization committee will have a pivotal role to mobilize resources for COVID-19 emergency preparedness, according to the Office of the Prime Minister. The office added