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The Right and Wrong Way to Control COVID-19

There are only a couple of countries in the world that have completely protects their people from COVID-19
There are only a couple of countries in the world that completely protected their people from COVID-19 and I live in one of them, thank God.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

There are only a couple of countries in the world that have completely prevented COVID-19 from infecting their people and I live in one of them, thank God.

We don’t wear masks and our hospitals function normally. We are not afraid to meet anyone, to go anywhere and any cough we develop is no cause for alarm. Continue reading The Right and Wrong Way to Control COVID-19

Eritrea: Brief Synopsis of Policy Considerations and Precepts on COVID-19

Eritrean government strategy and policy in the fight against the COVID-19.

BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH

1The Government of Eritrea’s central, two-track policy framework was anchored, from the outset, on a robust preventive strategy that encompassed the full arsenal of standard and customized tools of suppression to pre-empt, and in the case of the first outbreak, sever and abort the transmission of the pandemic.

In tandem with this primary approach, a Mitigation Strategy was also mapped out – with all the requisite preparations – to provide effective treatment for those who may contract the disease. Continue reading Eritrea: Brief Synopsis of Policy Considerations and Precepts on COVID-19

A Request: More Honesty and Less Nonsense

Eritrea’s strong, coherent, and effective response thus far to COVID-19 should merit more positive recognition and credit, if not at least basic honesty, rather than the recent blatantly incorrect portrayals, dissemination of false information, and shady attempts to score political points.

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.)

The fabrication of information is not new. However, in recent times, so-called “fake news”, misinformation, and disinformation have become increasingly important and salient issues within societies around the world. Although broad and open to several different definitions or interpretations, collectively these terms generally refer to perceived and deliberate distortions of news and information. Continue reading A Request: More Honesty and Less Nonsense

COVID-19 Tests: Two New Cases in Asmara

The first phase of extensive and random testing of 4,659 households in various sections of the capital Asmara completed; the overall result is encouraging.

The first phase of the random community testing result shows out of the 4,659 tested households, only one household (husband and wife) confirmed COVID-19 positive.

BY HIGH-LEVEL COVID-19 TASK FORCE

In its statement of 16 May last month, the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 announced that the GOE has “decided for the launching of random and extensive testing to gauge the spread of COVID-19 in the country in a comprehensive and more reliable manner”. Continue reading COVID-19 Tests: Two New Cases in Asmara

Ethiopia Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Cases

Health Minister, Dr. Liya Tadesse has announced that an additional 100 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day to raise the number of confirmed cases in the country to 831.

BY ENA

Ethiopia has reported 100 Coronavirus cases in a single day since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its daily update on new infections, the Ministry of Health announced that 100 new Coronavirus cases were identified out of the 4,950 individuals tested during the past 24 hours. Continue reading Ethiopia Reports Record Daily COVID-19 Cases

Eritrea’s Stay-at-Home Order Extended

“Taking into account the gravity of the looming danger, the gov’t has no option other than the strict implementation of the preventive strategy for stopping and curtailing the spread of the pandemic.”

The government issued a Stay-at-Home Guidelines on April 1 and was effective for three weeks to ensure effective implementation of the central COVID-19 preventive strategy mapped out to prevent the spread. That order is now extended until further notice.

BY COVID-19 TASK FORCE

As it will be recalled, the Government of Eritrea (GOE) issued, on April 1st this month, the “Stay-at-Home” Guidelines to supplement and bolster previous measures. The Guidelines were effective for three weeks from the 2nd until 22nd April. Rigorous enforcement measures were subsequently put in place and pursued with the requisite effectiveness. Continue reading Eritrea’s Stay-at-Home Order Extended