August 11, 2020
At least ten inmates at Dessie prison, in the Amhara Regional State, are said to have contracted Coronavirus disease.
According to a report by the Voice of America Amharic service which cited the town’s head of health department, the office is undertaking tests in institutions that are believed to be vulnerable to the spread of the disease
The inmates who tested positive for COVID 19 are said to be transferred to the isolation and treatment center at Boru Meda Hospital.
As of August 11, 2020, there are 13,037 active coronavirus cases in the country.
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