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
99,771,661
Recovered
71,746,833
Active Cases
25,885,858
Total Deaths
2,138,970

All countries Covid19 Data

Country Cases Today Active Deaths Today Recovered
USA 25,702,125 0 9,862,996 429,490 0 15,409,639
Brazil 8,844,600 0 973,749 217,081 0 7,653,770
India 10,668,674 0 185,922 153,508 0 10,329,244
Mexico 1,763,219 10,872 293,157 149,614 530 1,320,448
UK 3,647,463 0 1,918,124 97,939 0 1,631,400
Italy 2,466,813 0 499,278 85,461 0 1,882,074
France 3,053,617 0 2,763,603 73,049 0 216,965
Russia 3,719,400 0 518,178 69,462 0 3,131,760
Iran 1,372,977 0 150,800 57,383 0 1,164,794
Spain 2,603,472 0 2,548,031 55,441 0 0
Germany 2,147,740 0 287,463 52,777 0 1,807,500
Colombia 2,015,485 0 131,943 51,374 0 1,832,168
Argentina 1,867,223 0 164,247 46,827 0 1,656,149
South Africa 1,412,986 0 141,592 40,874 0 1,230,520
Peru 1,099,013 0 46,786 39,777 0 1,012,450
Poland 1,475,445 0 209,636 35,363 0 1,230,446
Indonesia 989,262 0 162,617 27,835 0 798,810
Turkey 2,429,605 0 96,811 25,073 0 2,307,721
Ukraine 1,191,812 0 222,437 21,861 0 947,514
Belgium 691,854 0 623,165 20,726 0 47,963
Canada 747,383 0 63,668 19,094 0 664,621
Chile 699,110 0 27,076 17,933 0 654,101
Romania 711,010 0 40,109 17,776 0 653,125
Czechia 937,617 0 107,345 15,369 0 814,903
Ecuador 241,292 0 22,598 14,623 0 204,071
Netherlands 948,933 0 935,393 13,540 0 0
Iraq 613,763 0 19,228 12,993 0 581,542
Hungary 359,574 0 106,134 11,968 0 241,472
Pakistan 534,041 1,629 33,820 11,318 23 488,903
Sweden 547,166 0 536,161 11,005 0 0
Portugal 636,190 0 169,230 10,469 0 456,491
Philippines 513,619 0 27,765 10,242 0 475,612
Bolivia 201,037 1,048 40,613 9,985 58 150,439
Switzerland 509,279 0 182,614 9,065 0 317,600
Egypt 161,817 0 26,361 8,959 0 126,497
Bulgaria 214,817 0 26,929 8,820 0 179,068
Morocco 466,289 0 15,698 8,150 0 442,441
Bangladesh 531,799 0 47,363 8,023 0 476,413
Austria 404,714 0 15,642 7,418 0 381,654
Saudi Arabia 366,371 0 2,080 6,352 0 357,939
Tunisia 197,373 0 46,482 6,234 0 144,657
Greece 151,980 0 5,960 5,646 0 140,374
Guatemala 154,212 0 10,287 5,465 0 138,460
Panama 311,244 0 47,086 5,063 0 259,095
Japan 360,661 0 65,100 5,019 0 290,542
Croatia 228,920 0 2,996 4,827 0 221,097
China 89,115 124 1,849 4,635 0 82,631
Bosnia 119,420 0 24,174 4,555 0 90,691
Israel 597,403 0 69,516 4,419 0 523,468
Jordan 320,453 0 8,522 4,224 0 307,707
Slovakia 236,476 0 42,449 4,068 0 189,959
Serbia 383,603 0 348,181 3,886 0 31,536
Honduras 140,238 0 76,349 3,441 0 60,448
Moldova 156,202 0 5,893 3,361 0 146,948
Slovenia 157,830 0 18,477 3,360 0 135,993
Azerbaijan 228,975 0 5,601 3,082 0 220,292
Myanmar 137,574 0 12,954 3,062 0 121,558
Georgia 253,518 0 8,378 3,055 0 242,085
Armenia 166,036 0 8,289 3,039 0 154,708
Ireland 187,554 0 161,220 2,970 0 23,364
Algeria 105,596 0 30,788 2,863 0 71,945
Macedonia 90,654 0 9,715 2,785 0 78,154
Lithuania 176,624 0 54,890 2,649 0 119,085
Paraguay 127,652 0 21,952 2,617 0 103,083
Dominican Republic 203,946 0 53,529 2,531 0 147,886
Costa Rica 189,308 0 40,342 2,518 0 146,448
Kazakhstan 178,454 1,480 15,738 2,403 0 160,313
Afghanistan 54,672 0 4,989 2,385 0 47,298
Lebanon 279,597 0 111,548 2,320 0 165,729
Ethiopia 133,767 0 12,285 2,066 0 119,416
Nepal 269,450 0 3,312 2,001 0 264,137
Denmark 194,671 0 12,563 1,983 0 180,125
Palestine 155,414 0 8,713 1,791 0 144,910
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 113,688 0 19,675 1,763 0 92,250
Kenya 99,983 0 15,270 1,744 0 82,969
Belarus 237,611 0 12,409 1,649 0 223,553
Sudan 26,279 0 8,988 1,603 0 15,688
El Salvador 53,218 0 4,812 1,561 0 46,845
Oman 133,044 0 5,261 1,521 0 126,262
Nigeria 121,566 0 22,834 1,504 0 97,228
Kyrgyzstan 83,900 0 2,573 1,400 0 79,927
S. Korea 75,521 437 11,205 1,360 11 62,956
Albania 72,274 0 27,069 1,315 0 43,890
Venezuela 123,709 0 7,135 1,148 0 115,426
Latvia 61,008 0 11,763 1,111 0 48,134
Zimbabwe 31,320 0 8,065 1,005 0 22,250
Kuwait 161,285 0 6,080 952 0 154,253
Australia 28,777 11 1,869 909 0 25,999
Syrian Arab Republic 13,628 0 5,687 885 0 7,056
UAE 277,955 0 25,679 792 0 251,484
Montenegro 58,316 0 7,911 768 0 49,637
Malaysia 183,801 0 41,677 678 0 141,446
DRC 21,869 0 6,303 661 0 14,905
Finland 42,580 0 10,936 644 0 31,000
Zambia 45,337 0 8,738 639 0 35,960
Uzbekistan 78,375 0 939 621 0 76,815
Yemen 2,118 0 80 615 0 1,423
Senegal 24,727 0 3,676 575 0 20,476
Luxembourg 49,704 0 2,484 564 0 46,656
Norway 61,082 0 10,703 544 0 49,835
Malawi 19,395 0 12,188 508 0 6,699
Swaziland 14,484 0 4,763 479 0 9,242
Cameroon 29,617 0 1,110 462 0 28,045
Angola 19,399 0 1,674 459 0 17,266
Mauritania 16,397 0 760 416 0 15,221
Estonia 40,716 0 10,330 376 0 30,010
Uruguay 37,633 0 7,987 376 0 29,270
Bahrain 99,817 0 2,918 367 0 96,532
Ghana 60,794 0 3,286 367 0 57,141
Jamaica 14,879 0 2,673 336 0 11,870
Mali 7,983 0 1,943 323 0 5,717
Namibia 32,425 0 2,086 319 0 30,020
Uganda 39,149 0 24,971 317 0 13,861
Mozambique 32,418 0 11,555 305 0 20,558
Belize 11,750 0 389 290 0 11,071
Sri Lanka 58,430 0 8,463 283 0 49,684
Madagascar 18,743 0 534 279 0 17,930
Malta 16,658 0 2,606 251 0 13,801
Qatar 149,019 0 3,913 248 0 144,858
Haiti 11,181 0 1,952 243 0 8,986
Cuba 21,261 0 4,680 194 0 16,387
Cyprus 30,017 0 27,774 186 0 2,057
Bahamas 8,101 0 1,206 175 0 6,720
Rwanda 12,975 0 4,381 174 0 8,420
Guyana 7,298 0 756 172 0 6,370
Hong Kong 10,086 0 884 169 0 9,033
Nicaragua 6,204 0 1,811 168 0 4,225
Guadeloupe 8,980 0 6,584 154 0 2,242
Niger 4,353 0 738 151 0 3,464
Suriname 8,057 0 662 149 0 7,246
Côte d'Ivoire 26,850 0 1,942 146 0 24,762
Trinidad and Tobago 7,473 0 324 134 0 7,015
Somalia 4,754 0 958 130 0 3,666
French Polynesia 17,852 0 12,882 128 0 4,842
Gambia 3,972 0 141 128 0 3,703
Cabo Verde 13,489 0 652 127 0 12,710
Lesotho 7,656 0 5,365 123 0 2,168
Congo 7,794 0 1,831 117 0 5,846
Chad 3,161 0 790 116 0 2,255
Burkina Faso 10,038 0 1,838 112 0 8,088
Botswana 19,654 0 3,638 105 0 15,911
Andorra 9,549 0 801 96 0 8,652
Tajikistan 13,308 0 0 90 0 13,218
Equatorial Guinea 5,401 0 118 86 0 5,197
Liberia 1,914 0 116 84 0 1,714
Guinea 14,319 0 544 81 0 13,694
Channel Islands 3,463 0 198 79 0 3,186
Sierra Leone 3,139 0 852 77 0 2,210
French Guiana 15,664 0 5,593 76 0 9,995
Togo 4,662 0 590 75 0 3,997
Thailand 13,500 0 2,860 73 0 10,567
Comoros 2,268 0 857 71 0 1,340
Gabon 10,278 0 309 67 0 9,902
San Marino 2,874 0 194 65 0 2,615
South Sudan 3,788 0 182 64 0 3,542
Central African Republic 4,980 0 32 63 0 4,885
Gibraltar 3,966 0 627 63 0 3,276
Djibouti 5,919 0 21 61 0 5,837
Mayotte 7,250 0 4,228 58 0 2,964
Aruba 6,723 0 427 56 0 6,240
Liechtenstein 2,441 0 67 52 0 2,322
Maldives 14,993 0 1,093 51 0 13,849
Benin 3,643 0 278 48 0 3,317
Guinea-Bissau 2,532 0 66 45 0 2,421
Réunion 9,701 0 395 45 0 9,261
Martinique 6,327 0 6,185 44 0 98
Vietnam 1,548 0 102 35 0 1,411
Iceland 5,981 0 84 29 0 5,868
Singapore 59,308 0 238 29 0 59,041
Sint Maarten 1,753 0 152 27 0 1,574
Isle of Man 432 0 43 25 0 364
New Zealand 2,288 5 64 25 0 2,199
Tanzania 509 0 305 21 0 183
Curaçao 4,548 0 94 20 0 4,434
Sao Tome and Principe 1,188 0 174 17 0 997
Diamond Princess 712 0 0 13 0 699
Bermuda 686 0 49 12 0 625
Saint Martin 1,146 0 128 12 0 1,006
Saint Lucia 810 0 375 11 0 424
Mauritius 556 0 28 10 0 518
Barbados 1,387 0 744 9 0 634
Monaco 1,357 0 227 9 0 1,121
Papua New Guinea 835 0 36 9 0 790
Taiwan 889 0 95 7 0 787
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,287 0 282 7 0 998
Antigua and Barbuda 198 0 29 6 0 163
Eritrea 1,940 0 630 6 0 1,304
Brunei 175 0 3 3 0 169
Caribbean Netherlands 360 0 113 3 0 244
Seychelles 1,033 0 349 3 0 681
Burundi 1,472 0 697 2 0 773
Cayman Islands 383 0 35 2 0 346
Fiji 55 0 0 2 0 53
MS Zaandam 9 0 0 2 0 7
Mongolia 1,643 16 472 2 0 1,169
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 738 0 602 2 0 134
Bhutan 855 0 129 1 0 725
British Virgin Islands 114 0 18 1 0 95
Faroe Islands 652 0 7 1 0 644
Grenada 147 0 11 1 0 135
Montserrat 13 0 0 1 0 12
St. Barth 300 0 95 1 0 204
Western Sahara 10 0 1 1 0 8
Anguilla 15 0 0 0 0 15
Cambodia 458 0 49 0 0 409
Dominica 113 0 8 0 0 105
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 35 0 6 0 0 29
Greenland 30 0 0 0 0 30
Holy See (Vatican City State) 27 0 12 0 0 15
Lao People's Democratic Republic 41 0 0 0 0 41
Macao 47 0 1 0 0 46
Marshall Islands 4 0 0 0 0 4
Micronesia 1 0 1 0 0 0
New Caledonia 44 0 1 0 0 43
Saint Kitts and Nevis 35 0 2 0 0 33
Saint Pierre Miquelon 16 0 0 0 0 16
Samoa 2 0 0 0 0 2
Solomon Islands 17 0 7 0 0 10
Timor-Leste 67 0 17 0 0 50
Vanuatu 1 0 0 0 0 1
Wallis and Futuna 4 0 0 0 0 4

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.