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Ethiopia embarks on exercise to fumigate all tourist attractions

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Ethiopia is embarking on an extensive exercise to disinfect all its tourist attractions in the capital Addis Ababa to stave off coronavirus infections within the city, a statement seen by APA on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 confirmed.

Sites in the city being covered include the main museum and cultural and historical places such as Tiya Stele, Harar Fortified Historic Town, Gondar Fasiledes Castle, Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches, according to the website of the country’s embassy in Belgium.

Authorities in the Tourism and Culture ministry say the exercise is to render the sites safe for tourists and other visitors to tour.

Sites undergoing fumigation will be pasted with signs reminding the public about the precautionary measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19.

According to Forbes, Ethiopia is one of seven countries where tourism will witness a rebound after the coronavirus pandemic.

The country has reported one-hundred and ninety new cases out of four-thousand five-hundred and ninety-nine samples tested on Monday.

Thus the overall number of confirmed cases has climbed to two-thousand three-hundred and thirty-six with thirty-two deaths and three-hundred and seventy-nine recoveries according to data from the Ministry of Health.

It said all cases are Ethiopians ranging from one to eight-five years old, among them one-hundred and thirty-five are male and fifty-five are female.


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