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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of COVID-19

Reuters , Wednesday 8 Apr 2020
Abiy Ahmed
FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 1, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)
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Ethiopia's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.

"Considering the gravity of the #COVID19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency," Abiy's office said.

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