All Four Suspected Coronavirus Cases Tested Negative: Ministry

Four suspected cases of Coronavirus in Ethiopia tested negative, Ministry of Health announced. This comes two days after the Ministry disclosed that three Ethiopians and one Chinese have been quarantined on suspicion of contracting Coronavirus from other countries.

“We just received the results of the four suspected cases for the novel Coronavirus and they are all negative. There’re NO confirmed cases in Ethiopia,” Lia Tadesse, State Minister of Health, tweeted today.

Until February 3, 2020, the Ministry conducted Coronavirus screening for 47, 162 travelers. While doing so, it identified four suspected cases of Coronavirus two days ago.

Three of the suspected cases were Ethiopian nationals and had been held in a quarantine center at Bole Chefa in Addis Ababa. The fourth suspected case was a Chinese national and had been quarantined in Axum.


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