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UN Fears ‘Massive Community Transmission’ of COVID-19 in Tigray

The interruption of COVID surveillance and control work for more than a month along with the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people is feared to have facilitated massive community transmission of the pandemic in Tigray, a UN report says. (Photo: ICRC)

BY CARA ANNA | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The United Nations fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin to access the region two months after fighting began. Hospitals have been looted, even destroyed. Continue reading UN Fears ‘Massive Community Transmission’ of COVID-19 in Tigray