Filter for Ethiopia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-22 Out Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
All deaths at home or in health facilities: funeral and burial arrangements will be held by the family at their preferred burial ground (with attendance of not more than 50 people)
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2020-06-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travellers arriving at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport who have a certificate of negative PCR SAR-CoV test done up to 72 hours before arrival to Ethiopia, will be required mandatory 14-day self-quarantine/self-isolation at home after giving a sample upon arrival. All travellers with no certificate of negative PCR SAR-CoV test results as well as returnees will be quarantined for 7 days at designated sites, tested, and then required to self-isolate for an additional 7 days at home
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2020-06-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Individuals suspected of having COVID-19 or who test positive with mild or no symptoms will be asked to self-isolate at home if they have the resources, the support, are willing and fulfil the criteria
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2020-06-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Individuals who do not meet self-isolation criteria will be isolated in non-clinical facilities.
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
The City Transport Authority ordered passengers using minibuses to wear face masks as of Friday May 8.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government approved an array of economic response measures to ensure economic resilence and quick recovery and protect livelihoods of the population especially with regards to low income communities.
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Addis Ababa introduces road rationing scheme banning private vehicles (Code-2) with odd or even plate numbers from roads on alternate days, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of Transport. The directive also bans taxis and cross-country buses from carrying more than 50 percent of their capacity.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Greetings by handshake are banned.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Students and teachers are banned from meeting and will only be permitted to connect online or by other means that do not contravene social distancing measures.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
All visitations to correctional facilities will be prohibited except for lawyers conferring with their clients in these facilities with the necessary precautions in place.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Provisions are in place for funerals and other essential functions to take place based on exceptional approval on a case-by-case basis from the relevant authorities.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Sporting activities at all levels are prohibited.
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2020-04-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Children’s playgrounds and other such venues will be closed.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All movements at land borders, except for the flow of cargo and essential goods, will be banned.
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2020-04-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The government has banned gatherings of more than four people unless there is an absolute necessity, in which case permits need to be acquired from authorities. Handshakes are also not allowed.
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2020-04-11 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
People must wear masks in public
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2020-04-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public transport operators have to cut their seat occupancy by half, while hotels and restaurants are not allowed to have more than three customers on a table
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Landlords cannot evict tenants and neither can they increase rent
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2020-04-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Employers are prohibited from laying off workers on the grounds that business has slowed down
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Ethiopia has declared a 5 month nationwide state of emergency
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ethiopia cancels parliamentary polls.
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Ethiopia’s president has released over 4,000 prisoners in an effort to prevent overcrowding in prisons and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
foreigners who arrive in ehtiopia and cannot afford to be quarantined at various hotels will be sent to AST University for 15 days mandatory quarantining.
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2020-03-27 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
School closure will be extended 2 weeks.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Gvmt calls upon newly retired and training doctors to be prepared for national duty if the situation warrants it.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
over 134 facilities have been idenitified for quarantine, isolation and treatment.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bank of ethiopia increases the amt of money that can be transfered through mobile banking.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax exemptions for import of goods necessary for covid 19 response.
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2020-03-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Ministry of trade to expidite vat returns to help comapnies with cash-flows
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Tigray regional state announced a region-wide state of emergency
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Ethiopia begins screening at an Addis Ababa airport to curb the import of coronavirus.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Ethiopia has closed all land borders.
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Ethiopia will deploy the army to halt the movement of people along all borders, with the exception of incoming essential goods to the country
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All passengers arriving in Ethiopia will be quarantined for 14 days in designated hotels, at their own cost.
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
NIghtclubs and bars to close.
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2020-03-20 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Correctional facilites to expand and make use of other holding spaces to avoid overcrowding.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Courts and some government services have been suspended
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Large gatherings banned, smaller need approval.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Special buses will be designated to take public servants to work.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools at all levels will be closed except higher education instituions
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Budget for masks, soap, and other crucial items
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Large gatherings, including sporting events have been banned, while small gatherings now require a clearance from the Health Ministry. Religious institutions and places of worship have been tasked to limit gatherings
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Ethiopia closes all educational institutions with the exception of higher learning institutions
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Government buses will be made available free of charge to help control crowding on public transport.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sanitation and hygiene recommendations
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2020-02-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 day quarantine for those have been in Hubei province in the last 14 days.
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