The Ethiopian government and the UN’s food body Tuesday launched a hub inside an international airport in the capital Addis Ababa to distribute livesaving supplies across the African continent against COVID-19.

The joint program was launched at the Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of Ethiopian Airlines, in the Bole International Airport.

Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s World Food Program and the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were in attendance of the launching ceremony.

Ethiopian Airlines cargo service has been distributing 260 tons of supplies against coronavirus donated by

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