While making the announcement on Television on Friday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed indicated that the decision was reached to stem the spread of the virus which has so far claimed thousands of people globally. He also stated that to avoid suffocation, which helps the virus to spread quickly, all night clubs in the capital, Addis Ababa will also be closed with immediate effect. We would like to inform our esteemed customers that we have stopped flying to 30 countries due to the COVID19 virus.
While many airlines across the world stopped flying to the pandemic “epicenter countries” Ethiopian Airlines continued to operate in those countries. Reacting to the latest report, the premier also said, “Harassment of foreign nationals is not acceptable adding that the virus does not discriminate any person.