The Amhara National Regional Health Bureau has placed a month-long campaign against COVID-19. The campaign compels to wear face masks in any service provision. “Efforts of preventing COVID-19 have declined”, says regional health bureau Head Melkamu Abite (MD), in a statement provided on 26 December, 2020.
“The objective of the current campaign is to galvanize works related to COVID-19 prevention,” he adds. The Bureau Head says that the campaign will support the follow-up and prevention work in a broad routine. He also pointed out the new coronavirus strain as a backdrop to the current campaign.
The Health Bureau Head declared that services shall not be given for people who do not wear face masks, remembering that civil servants should also wear masks, sanitize and wash hands frequently.
According to the Amhara Health Bureau, there are 6558 COVID-19 infections, of which 113 people are in critical conditions. The region also saw 119 deaths from the pandemic. In its 11 testing centers, the region said it has so far tested 229,950 people. The campaign will kick off on 28 December, 2020 after a parliamentary endorsement.