Ethiopia news update Ethiopian government unveils new currency notes Ethiopia - Amhara Prosperity unveils the secret document The given the current alarming rate of reported cases, his ministry is working with pertinent stakeholders to combat the spread of the virus in the rural areas and to reduce its future impact on the agriculture sector, which is the backbone of the entire economy of country. According to him, extensive public awareness activities are being underway across the communities about the disease, using various media outlets and other convenient mediums including mobile phones. As of Monday, Ethiopia’s confirmed pandemic cases reached 42,143 which is the highest number of cases in the East Africa region. Addis Ababa, the capital city of the country is the epicenter of the virus with 70 percent of all confirmed cases so far reported. Ethiopia is currently conducting nationwide massive pandemic testing campaign aimed at weighing the overall status of the pandemic and devise ways to contain the spread of the virus.