ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

Ethiopia launched on Monday a nationwide door-to-door temperature screening campaign to prevent and mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

The move came in the face of a potential acceleration of the virus in the country of 110 million people.

The Ministry of Health, earlier in the day, disclosed four new COVID-19 cases, raising the national total to 74 along with two deaths.

Many regional states have already begun conducting thermal body scanning using thermometer guns, according to the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).

The ENA reported that the activity had been launched in 117 districts identified as vulnerable

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