Addis Ababa, March 17, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has held discussion with federal and regional communication heads and regional health communicators this afternoon.
The discussion focused on coronaviruses (COVID-19) awareness and knowledge raising efforts, said the Prime Minister in a twitter post.
“It is critical for communicators to play a positive role in equipping citizens at all levels with factual and timely information to maintain calm,” he said.
According to the Prime Minister, communicators can also play an important role in prevention and containment of the virus by disseminating evidence based information.
Ethiopia yesterday closed schools as well as postponed large gatherings, meetings and sporting events for the next two weeks due to COVID-19.