Moussa Faki Mahamat
Moussa Faki Mahamat

The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Friday disclosed that he is under quarantine, together with other AU staff member, after an AU staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

“I can confirm that one of my collaborators in my Office at the African Union (AU) Commission has tested positive for COVID19,” the chairperson of the 55-member pan-African bloc disclosed in a twitter post on Friday.

“The staff member is in a stable condition. As a precautionary measure, I am under quarantine as are some other collaborators in my office,” Mahamat added.

The staff member of the AU Commission, who is said to be a 72-year-old male Mauritian, is one of the four latest new confirmed COVID-19 cases that the Ethiopian Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

“Four additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, making the total cases 16,” the Ethiopian Minister of Health Lia Tadesse said in a statement issued on Friday.

The four latest cases include a 72-year-old male Mauritian who resides in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and has a travel history from Brazzaville on March 14; a 61-year-old male

Ethiopian who resides in Ethiopia’s Adama town with no travel history abroad; a 38-year-old female Ethiopia with a travel history to Israel on March 21; as well as a 24-year-old female

Ethiopian with no travel history from abroad, according to the minister. Enditem

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