COVID-19 Ethiopian Media Resource Center

Good journalism provides accurate and verifiable news and information. In times of a pandemic, the quality of information audiences get becomes a matter of life and death.

Effective communication during public health emergencies requires quick action and rapid capacity building of journalists and media. The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges to societies, their governments and the healthcare infrastructure. The challenge is equally unprecedented for media and journalists covering COVID-19. 
The COVID-19 Ethiopian Media Resource Center is a project of MERSA Media Institute and its multi-lateral partners that aims at building rapid response coordination of the media and relevant sectors in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 by developing the capacity of the mainstream media to provide communities with timely, relevant, credible and lifesaving news and information. Collaborative media monitoring and mitigating the spread of mis/disinformation in legacy media news reports and social media, and responding to local information needs is an essential component of this intervention.

People respond to hope and resilience stories than fear in times of catastrophe. 

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATE
 Stats

Updates From All Over The World

Total Cases
64,953,322
Recovered
45,043,595
Active Cases
18,408,125
Total Deaths
1,501,602

All countries Covid19 Data

Country Cases Today Active Deaths Today Recovered
USA 14,314,265 0 5,571,964 279,867 0 8,462,434
Brazil 6,436,650 0 563,766 174,531 0 5,698,353
India 9,534,964 1,493 422,934 138,657 0 8,973,373
Mexico 1,133,613 11,251 189,481 107,565 800 836,567
UK 1,659,256 0 1,599,557 59,699 0 0
Italy 1,641,610 0 761,230 57,045 0 823,335
France 2,244,635 0 2,025,256 53,816 0 165,563
Iran 989,572 0 252,528 48,990 0 688,054
Spain 1,682,533 0 1,636,749 45,784 0 0
Russia 2,375,546 28,145 474,088 41,607 554 1,859,851
Argentina 1,440,103 0 132,589 39,156 0 1,268,358
Colombia 1,334,089 0 71,337 37,117 0 1,225,635
Peru 967,075 0 31,786 36,076 0 899,213
South Africa 796,472 0 40,458 21,709 0 734,305
Poland 1,028,610 14,838 363,222 18,828 620 646,560
Germany 1,105,832 0 308,520 17,812 0 779,500
Indonesia 557,877 8,369 77,969 17,355 156 462,553
Belgium 582,252 3,040 527,080 16,911 125 38,261
Chile 553,898 0 8,959 15,438 0 529,501
Turkey 700,880 0 272,610 14,129 0 414,141
Ecuador 194,876 0 11,510 13,562 0 169,804
Ukraine 772,760 14,496 375,374 12,960 243 384,426
Iraq 556,728 0 58,075 12,340 0 486,313
Canada 389,775 0 67,564 12,325 0 309,886
Romania 484,550 0 101,654 11,665 0 371,231
Netherlands 532,444 0 522,940 9,504 0 0
Bolivia 144,994 184 12,349 8,972 9 123,673
Czechia 533,042 0 62,928 8,515 0 461,599
Philippines 435,413 1,061 27,642 8,446 10 399,325
Pakistan 406,810 3,499 51,654 8,205 39 346,951
Sweden 266,158 0 259,186 6,972 0 0
Bangladesh 471,739 2,336 76,612 6,748 35 388,379
Egypt 116,724 0 7,081 6,694 0 102,949
Morocco 364,190 0 43,968 5,985 0 314,237
Saudi Arabia 357,872 0 4,440 5,919 0 347,513
Hungary 231,844 6,635 159,487 5,324 182 67,033
Switzerland 340,115 4,455 77,404 5,111 66 257,600
Portugal 303,846 0 75,755 4,645 0 223,446
China 86,567 16 266 4,634 0 81,667
Bulgaria 151,913 0 92,360 4,347 0 55,206
Guatemala 123,460 0 7,088 4,191 0 112,181
Austria 293,430 3,969 51,765 3,538 92 238,127
Tunisia 99,280 0 22,314 3,359 0 73,607
Panama 169,339 0 19,649 3,114 0 146,576
Honduras 109,144 503 57,337 2,930 3 48,877
Israel 340,424 805 11,660 2,890 7 325,874
Jordan 227,208 0 55,925 2,854 0 168,429
Bosnia 90,378 0 32,638 2,773 0 54,967
Greece 109,655 0 97,060 2,606 0 9,989
Algeria 85,084 0 27,630 2,464 0 54,990
Moldova 110,580 0 11,526 2,343 0 96,711
Dominican Republic 145,197 0 27,252 2,334 0 115,611
Armenia 138,508 1,277 23,026 2,254 26 113,228
Japan 150,386 0 20,910 2,172 0 127,304
Ireland 73,066 0 47,628 2,074 0 23,364
Myanmar 93,600 0 19,001 1,998 0 72,601
Kazakhstan 133,887 769 13,893 1,990 0 118,004
Croatia 139,415 4,534 23,942 1,964 48 113,509
Afghanistan 47,258 278 8,115 1,841 19 37,302
Macedonia 63,890 0 21,088 1,825 0 40,977
Paraguay 84,482 0 23,234 1,783 0 59,465
Costa Rica 141,340 0 51,375 1,739 0 88,226
Ethiopia 110,984 0 33,202 1,715 0 76,067
Serbia 191,356 0 158,116 1,704 0 31,536
Slovenia 81,338 1,772 20,277 1,592 45 59,469
Nepal 237,589 1,343 15,766 1,551 13 220,272
Kenya 85,130 0 27,182 1,484 0 56,464
Azerbaijan 129,544 0 48,912 1,470 0 79,162
Oman 124,329 184 7,028 1,435 5 115,866
Georgia 147,636 4,260 21,681 1,387 45 124,568
Kyrgyzstan 73,933 420 7,063 1,281 4 65,589
Sudan 18,254 0 6,496 1,265 0 10,493
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 84,849 762 28,333 1,212 12 55,304
Nigeria 67,960 0 2,944 1,177 0 63,839
Belarus 139,908 0 21,539 1,174 0 117,195
El Salvador 39,130 0 2,157 1,134 5 35,839
Lebanon 131,297 0 47,208 1,055 0 83,034
Slovakia 111,208 1,982 36,005 930 32 74,273
Australia 27,939 16 1,413 908 0 25,618
Venezuela 103,067 0 4,132 905 0 98,030
Kuwait 143,260 0 4,244 882 0 138,134
Denmark 83,535 0 16,597 852 0 66,086
Albania 39,719 0 18,968 839 0 19,912
Palestine 90,192 0 22,440 763 0 66,989
Yemen 2,217 0 78 621 0 1,518
Uzbekistan 73,431 96 2,108 611 0 70,712
UAE 172,751 1,317 15,131 585 5 157,035
Lithuania 67,066 2,450 39,666 564 17 26,836
S. Korea 35,703 540 6,822 529 3 28,352
Montenegro 36,351 0 10,432 510 0 25,409
Cameroon 24,487 0 1,869 441 0 22,177
Syrian Arab Republic 8,059 0 3,944 426 0 3,689
Finland 26,422 540 7,914 408 0 18,100
Malaysia 69,095 1,075 10,802 376 11 57,917
Zambia 17,700 0 257 357 0 17,086
Angola 15,319 0 6,829 351 0 8,139
Norway 36,969 0 9,204 351 0 27,414
Bahrain 87,270 0 1,466 341 0 85,463
DRC 12,987 0 957 336 0 11,694
Senegal 16,217 44 185 335 1 15,697
Luxembourg 35,802 0 8,971 334 0 26,497
Ghana 51,667 0 797 323 0 50,547
Zimbabwe 10,129 0 1,209 277 0 8,643
Jamaica 10,864 0 4,106 258 0 6,500
Madagascar 17,341 0 433 251 0 16,657
Qatar 139,477 221 2,497 239 0 136,741
Haiti 9,313 0 989 233 0 8,091
Latvia 18,377 0 16,330 224 0 1,823
Uganda 21,409 0 12,159 206 0 9,044
Malawi 6,040 0 384 185 0 5,471
Mauritania 8,863 0 904 179 0 7,780
Bahamas 7,543 0 1,446 163 0 5,934
Mali 4,837 0 1,413 161 0 3,263
Nicaragua 5,838 0 1,452 161 0 4,225
Guyana 5,449 0 768 151 0 4,530
Namibia 14,477 0 629 151 0 13,697
Guadeloupe 8,427 0 6,036 149 0 2,242
Belize 5,854 0 2,555 148 0 3,151
Malta 10,101 0 2,068 146 0 7,887
Cuba 8,456 0 606 136 0 7,714
Côte d'Ivoire 21,361 0 219 132 0 21,010
Mozambique 15,866 0 1,720 132 0 14,014
Sri Lanka 25,410 0 6,254 124 0 19,032
Estonia 13,469 451 5,164 123 1 8,182
Gambia 3,765 0 33 123 0 3,609
Swaziland 6,455 0 301 122 0 6,032
Somalia 4,525 0 924 121 0 3,480
Trinidad and Tobago 6,704 0 740 121 0 5,843
Suriname 5,320 0 3 117 0 5,200
Hong Kong 6,590 90 1,057 110 0 5,423
Cabo Verde 10,867 0 339 106 0 10,422
Chad 1,705 0 64 102 0 1,539
Congo 5,774 0 692 94 0 4,988
Tajikistan 12,269 0 505 87 0 11,677
Equatorial Guinea 5,156 0 62 85 0 5,009
Liberia 1,595 0 169 83 0 1,343
Uruguay 6,225 0 1,561 80 0 4,584
French Polynesia 14,716 0 9,797 77 0 4,842
Andorra 6,842 0 778 76 0 5,988
Guinea 13,167 24 887 76 0 12,204
Niger 1,640 0 337 76 0 1,227
Sierra Leone 2,416 0 504 74 0 1,838
French Guiana 11,283 0 1,218 70 0 9,995
Burkina Faso 3,010 0 275 68 0 2,667
Togo 3,014 0 406 65 0 2,543
Central African Republic 4,918 0 2,931 63 0 1,924
Djibouti 5,682 0 34 61 0 5,587
South Sudan 3,118 0 91 61 0 2,966
Gabon 9,239 0 90 60 0 9,089
Thailand 4,039 13 147 60 0 3,832
Cyprus 11,175 0 9,066 52 0 2,057
Rwanda 5,994 0 369 50 0 5,575
Mayotte 5,181 0 2,168 49 0 2,964
Channel Islands 1,397 0 337 48 0 1,012
Maldives 13,070 0 1,022 47 0 12,001
San Marino 1,687 0 301 46 0 1,340
Aruba 4,902 0 139 45 0 4,718
Benin 3,055 0 172 44 0 2,839
Guinea-Bissau 2,441 0 70 44 0 2,327
Lesotho 2,142 0 820 44 0 1,278
Martinique 5,520 0 5,381 41 0 98
Réunion 8,102 0 890 40 0 7,172
Vietnam 1,358 0 122 35 0 1,201
Botswana 10,742 0 2,796 34 0 7,912
Singapore 58,239 9 66 29 0 58,144
Iceland 5,448 15 205 27 0 5,216
Isle of Man 369 0 0 25 0 344
New Zealand 2,069 9 70 25 0 1,974
Sint Maarten 1,092 20 91 25 0 976
Tanzania 509 0 305 21 0 183
Sao Tome and Principe 997 0 46 17 0 934
Liechtenstein 1,318 0 153 16 0 1,149
Diamond Princess 712 0 40 13 0 659
Saint Martin 717 0 64 12 0 641
Mauritius 508 0 33 10 0 465
Bermuda 267 0 43 9 0 215
Barbados 279 0 17 7 0 255
Comoros 613 0 20 7 0 586
Curaçao 2,658 0 1,433 7 0 1,218
Papua New Guinea 669 0 65 7 0 597
Taiwan 686 1 107 7 0 572
Turks and Caicos Islands 751 1 12 6 0 733
Gibraltar 1,035 0 76 5 0 954
Antigua and Barbuda 144 0 7 4 0 133
Brunei 151 0 3 3 0 145
Caribbean Netherlands 162 0 2 3 0 157
Monaco 621 0 55 3 0 563
Cayman Islands 285 0 27 2 0 256
Fiji 42 0 7 2 0 33
MS Zaandam 9 0 7 2 0 0
Saint Lucia 261 0 118 2 0 141
British Virgin Islands 72 0 0 1 0 71
Burundi 689 0 113 1 0 575
Montserrat 13 0 0 1 0 12
St. Barth 147 0 41 1 0 105
Western Sahara 10 0 1 1 0 8
Anguilla 6 0 3 0 0 3
Bhutan 415 1 29 0 0 386
Cambodia 331 2 27 0 0 304
Dominica 85 0 22 0 0 63
Eritrea 577 0 79 0 0 498
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 17 0 2 0 0 15
Faroe Islands 503 0 3 0 0 500
Greenland 18 0 0 0 0 18
Grenada 41 0 11 0 0 30
Holy See (Vatican City State) 27 0 12 0 0 15
Lao People's Democratic Republic 39 0 13 0 0 26
Macao 46 0 0 0 0 46
Marshall Islands 4 0 0 0 0 4
Mongolia 819 7 454 0 0 365
New Caledonia 33 0 1 0 0 32
Saint Kitts and Nevis 22 0 3 0 0 19
Saint Pierre Miquelon 16 0 2 0 0 14
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 85 0 5 0 0 80
Samoa 2 0 2 0 0 0
Seychelles 183 0 21 0 0 162
Solomon Islands 17 0 12 0 0 5
Timor-Leste 31 0 1 0 0 30
Vanuatu 1 0 0 0 0 1
Wallis and Futuna 3 0 2 0 0 1

Goals

  • Help improve the quality, trustworthiness and comprehensiveness of the information the Ethiopian public gets during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Improve the safety of journalists by developing guidelines and conducting workshops for the Ethiopian media.

  • Protect the public from mis/disinformation, rumors and other communications that endanger public health and vulnerable individuals by developing guidelines for media houses to strengthen their in-house and collaborative fact checking.

  • Help mitigate stigma and xenophobia by countering myths, misconceptions and rumors about the prevention, transmission and treatment of COVID-19.

  • Assist Ethiopian media mitigate loss of advertising revenue (due to COVID-19) through improving online advertising and platform development.