BREAKING: Ethiopia confirms first coronavirus case

Ethiopia on Friday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, after a Japanese citizen tested positive for the virus that causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19.

In a tweet, Takele Uma Banti, the mayor of Addis Ababa confirmed a Japanese citizen had tested positive for the virus.

“We should avoid meetings and hand contacts,” the mayor added.

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