Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa just behind Nigeria. The country is also one of the poorest in the entire continent. It is not easy to get access for information, education and health across the country. Only the main cities have relatively better access to electricity, health, water and internet.
As the politics in the country is at its more worrying time there are areas which are ruled under state of emergency. Some parts of Oromia regional state such as Wollega zones and Guji zone.
In these two areas there is no access to basic telephone service and total internet shut down for more than six months now. The reason the government raises is that it is a way to control rebel groups in the country.
As per WHO (the World Health Organization), governments should provide necessary information to battle the recently out break world pandemic virus named 'CORONA / COVID-19'.
But as it stands now it is almost impossible for the areas mentioned above to get the necessary information as well as access to health center even if they are found positive to the virus. This needs a public attention in pushing the government to open up both telephone service and internet access to the citizens.
There are some tips Ethiopian government provided while announcing that schools closed and as well large gatherings are banned for the next two weeks.
If any one have the symptoms stated by the WHO, can use the following telephone line to get support from Ethiopian medical teams:
Covid-19 HOT LINE: 8335Read more