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Ethiopian inaction will lead to another COVID-19 catastrophe

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"--There are a number of measures that Ethiopia can take to help contain the virus. A number of
laudable policies are already in place, such as travel restrictions; closing bars, clubs, schools
and universities; depopulating prisons; and quarantining international arrivals. But these face
little opposition and are akin to President Rouhani’s minimal response as he let infection
explode in Qom. As country after country has learned the hard way, a limited response ends with
catastrophe. The economic frailty of many in Ethiopia, and the trade-offs that imposes, mean
stricter measures are even more urgent.--&"
April 4, 2020
by Chris Preager

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