Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Ethiopia has so far confirmed 52 cases of the virus and two fatalities.

There are fears, however, the new infections and cases may rise in the coming weeks.

In a message to the nation, Abiy said his country is combatting the virus on three fronts.

“If things go out of control, we will take all the necessary measures accordingly,” he said, without mentioning what those measures would be.

Last month, the Ethiopian government closed schools across

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