Ethiopia reports 437 new COVID-19 cases

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) – Ethiopia on Tuesday reported 437 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the national tally to 134,569, said the Health Ministry.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 2,075 as of Tuesday evening, after four new deaths were reported, the ministry said.

It said 549 more recoveries were registered, taking the nationwide count to 120,748.

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in Africa.

The Ethiopian government has urged the public to implement precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus.

A trader sells face masks in an open-air market in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PHOTO: XINHUA