Ethiopia coronavirus: Ethiopia closes borders as cases rise

Ethiopia has introduced strict measures, including closing its borders, as the number of confirmed cases rises to 11. 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that from Monday, the nation’s defence forces would halt all movement along Ethiopia’s borders except for goods coming in.

Security forces are also going to enforce a ban on large gatherings that’s already in place.

The PM also said the government would allocate 5bn Birr ($150m; £129m) towards trying to halt the spread of the disease.

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