Forbes has placed Ethiopia among the seven major prospective countries that will be tourist destinations in the post-COVID-19 world Out of the 54 nations that make up Africa one could make the argument, it said, adding that “Ethiopia has the most fascinating historic background.” Ethiopia was the second civilization on earth to adopt Christianity, Forbes stated, and noted “the only African nation to defeat a European power in battle and resist colonialism during the Scramble for Africa.” The earliest human ancestors first came from the fertile land of Ethiopia, Forbes articulated. “Visitors to this unique country will find a truly diverse scope of natural beauty– the western edges of Ethiopia are home to lush rainforest, which quickly gives way to the towering peaks of the Ethiopian Highlands as one ventures east,” it elaborated. Mentioning that the rich history and spectacular natural sites do not propel this nation to stardom, and emphasized the national cuisine surely will- eating Enjera by hand is a cultural experience that everybody should take part in at least once in their life. According to Forbes, Iran, Myanmar, Georgia, Philippines, Slovenia and Tunisia are the other six countries mentioned as major tourist destinations in a post-COVID-19 world. As the global tourism industry struggles in the midst of this unprecedented downturn, many nations around the world are preparing for a boom in international visitors once travel is more feasible, Forbes stated. Source: Ethiopia News agency

Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 85 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ethiopia, taking the total tally to 1257.

In its daily update, the ministry said the 85 are part of the 2,926 individuals analysed over the last 24 hours.

Of the 85 confirmed cases, 51 are men, 51 are females.

All the infected individuals are Ethiopian nationals, aged between 1 month and 65 years.

The ministry stated that 19 had recent travel history and 18 had direct contacts with confirmed cases, while the other 48 have neither contacts nor travel history.

Of the total 85 new confirmed cases, 72 were tested in the capital Addis Ababa, 5 in Oromia, 4 in Tigray, 3 in Somali and one in Amhara Regional States.

The ministry also announced that one more person aged 30 years had lost his life bringing the number to 12

Meanwhile, 8 more patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 217.

The ministry further stated that there are 1026 patients in COVID-19 treatment centers and four patients are in severe condition.

Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Ethiopia last March, the country has carried out 112,377 sample tests.



Source: Ethiopia News agency

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