Chinese engagement propels anti-COVID-19 efforts in Ethiopia

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By CGTN Africa

Mikias Legesse, a medical doctor fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontline in Ethiopia, spoke highly of the life-saving material and experience-sharing supports he and his fellow physicians garnered from their Chinese counterparts in the fight against the virus.

Legesse, who is presently working as COVID-19 Isolation Ward Coordinator at the Tirunesh-Beijing Hospital — also known as the Ethio-China Friendship Hospital, located in Akaki neighborhood on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, has been actively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic alongside members of the 21st batch of the Chinese medical team in Ethiopia, constituting 16 medical professionals who have specialized in various fields.

“We are lucky because we are the only hospital in Ethiopia that has the Chinese medical team at the moment,” Legesse told Xinhua on Monday, as he emphasized the Chinese medical team’s “immense contribution” in preparing the hospital and its community against the menace of COVID-19 even before the first case of virus was reported in the East African country on March 13. for more….

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