Ethiopia Health Minister, Lia Tadesse, announced that the supply of 131 million face masks is needed in healthcare facilities across the country in the next four months.
However, the country’s industrial parks have suggested some weeks back that it was diversifying the production of masks. Wearing of masks is compulsory in the capital and other parts of the country.
The country has so far confirmed 1,344 cases after recording 87 new coronavirus cases. The death toll is up to 14 from 12. Over 160,000 tests have been conducted while active cases crossed the 1,000 mark, standing at 1,097.