Ethiopia: '1,300 migrants in COVID-19 quarantine

‘1,300 migrants in COVID-19 quarantine’ in Ethiopia

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:38 am

At least 1,300 migrants who have returned to Ethiopia are currently finishing their obligatory COVID-19 quarantine throughout the country, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday.

More than 25,800 Ethiopian migrants have been flown again domestic due to the fact April 1 after losing their jobs overseas due to the pandemic, the IOM’s Ethiopia office said in a weekly update.

“Over 1,300 new returnee migrants had been registered in the closing week,” it said.

The IOM said it is assisting 34 quarantine centers in Ethiopia and has furnished COVID-19 screening for 4,652 individuals at these services and other authorities centers.

Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian employees have lost their jobs in Middle East nations and neighboring countries.

Dina Mufti, spokesperson for Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry, informed journalists on Friday that the authorities is making efforts to facilitate the return of all migrant employees and ensure their security thru its missions overseas.

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 case depend reached 37,665 on Friday, which includes 637 deaths and 13,913 recoveries.