People have their temperatures checked at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
Health worker checks temperature of woman at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Photo: AP
Health worker checks temperature of woman at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Israel to dispatch medical team to aid in Ethiopia's COVID battle

Delegation set to embark on 14-day mission to virus-stricken African nation in two weeks; 'Israel has a moral and ethical duty to share its knowledge and experience in dealing with the virus,' says mission leader

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Published: 04.22.21 , 18:40
Israel will dispatch a medical aid team to Ethiopia to aid the ailing country to contend with its raging coronavirus outbreak.
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  • The delegation — which will include medical personnel from the Samson Assuta University Hospital in Ashdod and will be headed by Dr. Assaf Peretz who until recently managed the hospital's coronavirus ward — is set to embark on a 14-day mission to the African nation in two weeks.
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     People have their temperatures checked at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
     People have their temperatures checked at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,
    Health worker checks temperature of woman at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    (Photo: AP)
    "The possibility [that Israel] would be sending out aid missions [abroad] to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic was, up until recently, no more than a dream," said Dr. Peretz.
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    A volunteer provides hand sanitizer to passengers entering a bus as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    A volunteer provides hand sanitizer to passengers entering a bus as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    A volunteer provides hand sanitizer to passengers entering a bus as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    (Photo: AP)
    "Israel has a moral and ethical duty to act wherever it can to share its knowledge and experience in dealing with the virus. Taking part in such a delegation is a great privilege and enormous source of pride for Israel,” he added.
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    Dr. Assaf Peretz
    (Photo: Samson Assuta University Hospital)
    The U.S. Central for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a “Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19” alert for Ethiopia where its coronavirus outbreak seems to spread unabated. Israel has also issued a travel warning to Ethiopia which has so far registered over 246,000 cases and over 3,400 COVID-related deaths.
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