Cases of COVID-19 are likely undercounted because of limited testing throughout the county
Ethiopia will start jailing people for up to two years if they refuse to wear face masks in public, according to Reuters.
The country has 89,860 total coronavirus cases and 1,365 deaths, according to the Ethiopian embassy in Washington,
This is likely a notable undercount, because testing there is limited, as it has been in other countries.
Other restrictions in Africa’s second-most populous country include staying at least 6 feet apart and not shaking hands, according to Reuters.
“Due to coordinated efforts, [coronavirus] did not affect Ethiopia as it did in other countries. However, the damage will be worse if we do not return to a state of normalcy while taking precautions,” the prime minister of Ethiopia said in Facebook update this week. “Let’s keep our distance, wear masks, and keep our hands clean.”