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Announcement from the Ministry of Health

One patient was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Assab; Southern Red Sea Region.

One patient was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Assab; Southern Red Sea Region.

The patient is an Eritrean national who returned from Djibouti recently.

In spite of the ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole, influx of our nationals to the country from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Yemen through irregular land and sea routes continues to-date.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county has now risen to 143.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 104 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
20 June 2020

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Announcement from the Ministry of Health (Tigrinya)

 

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Martyrs Day commemorated with patriotic zeal

June 20, Eritrea’s Martyrs Day was commemorated by nationals inside the country and abroad with patriotic zeal. Asmara, 20 June 2020- June 20, Eritrea’s Martyrs Day was commemorated by nationals inside the country and abroad with patriotic zeal.

President Isaias Afwerki, in the morning hours of today, 20 June, laid wreath at the Asmara Patriots Cemetery in tribute to the Eritrea’s heroes and heroines that sacrificed their precious lives to the country’s independence and safeguarding the national sovereignty.

Similarly, Martyrs Day was commemorated in all regions of the country with putting wreath at their respective Martyrs Cemeteries.

Exactly at 1:00 o’clock, a minute of silence in memory of the fallen heroes and heroines was conducted by nationals inside the country and abroad in their homes respecting the guidelines issued to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

On 19 June nationals inside the country and abroad also commemorated Martyrs Day with candle vigil inside their homes.

In related news, as part of the Martyrs Day commemoration the remains of 14 heroes who sacrificed their dear lives at the Dekemhare front, Southern region, during the final offensive to liberate the country have been laid to rest in honor at the Dekemhare Patriots Cemetery.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Financial support to families of martyrs

Over 28 million Nakfa has been disbursed to families of the martyrs in the Anseba region in the year 2019, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the region reported.

Asmara, 20 June 2020 – Over 28 million Nakfa has been disbursed to families of the martyrs in the Anseba region in the year 2019, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the region reported.

According to the report, the financial support was disbursed to families of the martyrs in the 9 sub zones of the Anseba region and 500 Nakfa a month was provided to the families of the martyrs for each fallen hero.

Furthermore, a number of nationals inside and outside the country have taken the initiative to shoulder the responsibility of supporting families of the martyrs and extended 1 million and 40 thousand Nakfa in the last 5 months of 2020, the report added.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Anseba region commended nationals for the responsibility they took to support the families of the martyrs.

Documents of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare indicate that about 5 billion Nakfa has been disbursed to the families of the martyrs in the last 15 years nationwide.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Support to families of martyrs

The Edaga-Hamus sub-zone, Central region extended financial support to families of martyrs in connection with 20 June, Martyrs Day. Asmara, 19 June 2020- The Edaga-Hamus sub-zone, Central region extended financial support to families of martyrs in connection with 20 June, Martyrs Day.

Expressing appreciation for the support they were provided, the beneficiary families said that the initiative the nationals took attests to the respect and honor the Eritrean people have towards their martyrs.

In related news, staff members of the Ministry of Education in the Northern Red Sea region extended financial support to 5 families of martyrs. The martyrs’ families were provided with 6000 Nakfa each.

Indicating that supporting the families of martyrs is the responsibility of every citizen, the staff members said that the initiative they took gives them spiritual satisfaction and called on others to follow their noble example.
Commending the initiative the members of the Ministry of Education branch took to support the families of martyrs, Mr. Reshid Mohammed-Osman, head of the branch office in the region, called for transferring the noble value to posterity.

The beneficiary families also expressed appreciation for the support they were provided.

Similarly, residents of four administrative areas in Adi-Keih sub-zone, Southern region and government workers in Hagaz sub-zone, Anseba region, extended financial support to families of martyrs in connection with 20 June, Martyrs Day.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


More contribution to fight COVID-19 pandemic

According to the daily report from the Ministry of Health, various institutions extended financial support to bolster the National Fund to combat the spread of corona virus pandemic.

Asmara, 19 June 2020- According to the daily report from the Ministry of Health, various institutions extended financial support to bolster the National Fund to combat the spread of corona virus pandemic.

Accordingly, employees of Housing and Commercial Bank contributed additional 176 thousand and 877 Nakfa, and cooperative associations and small business in Asmara a total of 45 thousand and 587 Nakfa.

Similarly, administrative areas in the Southern Red Sea and Southern region contributed a total of 68 thousand and 604 Nakfa, while family of the late Mr. Debesai Woldu from Rotterdam contributed 500 Euros.

In related news, a number of nationals inside the country and abroad have decided that the families renting their houses in various parts of the country to live free of rental payment ranging from one to four months.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Over 4.8b Nakfa disbursed to families of martyrs

Over 4 billion 889 million Nakfa has been disbursed to the families of the martyrs starting from 1995 till march of 2020, Mr. Zerai Tekleab, Director of the Welfare branch in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare indicated.

Asmara, 18 June 2020 - Over 4 billion 889 million Nakfa has been disbursed to the families of the martyrs starting from 1995 till march of 2020, Mr. Zerai Tekleab, Director of the Welfare branch in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare indicated.

Speaking to Erina in connection with the commemoration of 20 June, Martyrs Day, and Mr. Zerai explained that the Government of Eritrea has in 1995 provided a total sum of 10,000 Nakfa to the families of martyrs for each fallen hero while a monthly payment of 500 Nakfa has been provided since 2004 in line with proclamation 137/2003.

Mr. Zerai further stated that to facilitate the applicability of the proclamation and the monthly payment, the Government of Eritrea has established 15 permanent centers and 37 mobile sites.

Regarding the financial support Eritreans inside and outside the country contribute, Mr. Zerai pointed out that nationals have been shouldering responsibility of supporting from one to 54 families while those clustered in groups have been supporting up to 90 families of the families of martyrs. The nationals have so far contributed over 123 million Nakfa to augment Martyrs’ Trust Fund since 2004, he added.

Mr. Zerai further elaborated that apart from the regular support provided by the Government and nationals, thousands of families of martyrs have been rehabilitated with livestock, small scale businesses supported with vocational trainings.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Eleven (11) patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Om-Hajer, Goluj, Ali-Gidir and Ghirmaika; Gash Barka Region.

Eleven (11) patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today in tests carried out for individuals who had completed their quarantine time in the environs of Om-Hajer, Goluj, Ali-Gidir and Ghirmaika; Gash Barka Region.

 

All the patients are Eritrean nationals who returned from the Sudan in recent weeks.

In spite of the ban on people’s movements in the region as a whole, influx of our nationals to the country from Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Yemen through irregular land and sea routes continues to-date.

The total number of confirmed cases in the county has now risen to 142.

39 of these have recovered fully and were released from hospital in the past while the remaining 103 are receiving necessary medical treatment.

Ministry of Health
Asmara
18 June 2020

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Announcement from the Ministry of Health (Tigrinya)

 

 

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


More contribution to augment National Fund

According to the daily report from the Ministry of Health about half a million Nakfa and over 14 thousand Dollars has been contributed to bolster the National Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asmara, 18 June 2020- According to the daily report from the Ministry of Health about half a million Nakfa and over 14 thousand Dollars has been contributed to bolster the National Fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, teachers and staff members of Finland Mission School in Asmara contributed 137 thousand and 30 Nakfa, Himbol Financial Service 101 thousand and 993 Nakfa, Assab Port administration 71 thousand and 672 Nakfa, Dearit steel and wood work in Keren 50 thousand Nakfa, Assab Eri-Tel 10 thousand Nakfa, Eritrean workers at the French Embassy and Alliance Francois 4 thousand and 500 Nakfa, Dekemhare sub-zone administration 9 thousand and 307 Nakfa and 817 Nakfa and foreign workers at Bisha Mining Company 14 thousand and 555 Dollars.

Similarly, a number of small businesses, cooperative associations and administrative areas across the country contributed a total of 72 thousand and 248 Nakfa.

(State of Eritrea, Ministry of Information)


Commission of Culture and Sports Activity Assessment Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -The Commission of Culture and Sports on 28 February conducted activity assessment meeting of the regional branches in 2019. (AllAfrica)


Seminar in Connection With International Women's Day

[Shabait] Asmara -The National Union of Eritrean Women branch in the Central region organized seminar to women from the sub-zones, line ministries and other public institutions in connection with March 8, International Women's Day under the theme "Objective Situation in Eritrea and the Role of Women". (AllAfrica)


Contribution in Support of Families of Martyrs

[Shabait] Asmara -Nationals in the Central region and Australia contributed 182 thousand Nakfa and 36 thousand Dollars respectively in support of families of martyrs and towards augmenting martyrs trust fund. (AllAfrica)


UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse

[VOA] A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country's harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse. (AllAfrica)


Natnael Tesfatsion Winner of Yellow Jersey

[Shabait] Asmara -Natnael Tesfatsion member of the Eritrean Cycling National team becomes winner of the 12th Tour Du Rwanda 2020. (AllAfrica)


UN Decries Lack of Reforms and Widespread Abuse

[VOA] Geneva -A U.N. investigator is condemning an Eritrean crackdown on fundamental freedoms and religious practice in a new report, as well as the country's harsh, indefinite military service and widespread abuse. (AllAfrica)


Activities By National in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the UK, Germany and the US conducted various activities portraying their attachment with their homeland. (AllAfrica)


Construction of Gahtelai Dam

[Shabait] Massawa -95% of the main construction of the Gahtelai dam that began in 2016 by Gedem Construction Company has been finalized. The report was made by Mr. Daniel Mebrahtu, coordinator of the project. Gahtelai dam is located in Gahtelai sub-zone, Northern Red Sea region. (AllAfrica)


Human Rights Council Holds Separate Interactive Dialogues On Situations in the Palestinian Occupied Territory and in Eritrea

[OHCHR] Human Rights Council (AllAfrica)


Construction of Habela-Cheatat Road in Good Progress

[Shabait] Asmara -The first phase of the construction of the Habela-Cheatat strategic road reported is in good progress. The report was made by Eng. Samson Tesfay, coordinator of the project. (AllAfrica)


4th Congress of Tourism Service Rendering Institutions

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Tourism Service Rendering Association conducted its 4th congress on 21 and 22 February here in the capital Asmara. (AllAfrica)


Exhibition in Connection With Asmara Massacre

[Shabait] Asmara -Exhibition in connection with the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the heinous massacre perpetrated by the Derg regime in Asmara and its environs was staged from 20 to 22 February. The exhibition was officially opened by Mr. Zerit Tewoldebrhan, managing director in the Central region. (AllAfrica)


Eache Conference On Industrial Safety

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Association of Chemical Engineers (EAChE) organized conference on 22 February focusing on industrial safety at the National Corporation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) Hall, here in the capital. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea Participates in International Forums

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea has participated at the 10th Session of World Urban Forum as well as at the 75th Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. (AllAfrica)


Activities By Nationals in Diaspora

[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in Italy, the UK, Germany, South Sudan and Saudi Arabia conducted various activities. (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afweki Met and Held Talks With Saudi Crown Prince

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met in Riyadh in the evening hours of yesterday, 19 February and discussed on bilateral relations and on comprehensive Red Sea cooperation. (AllAfrica)


Eritrean Students in China Are in Good Health

[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Embassy in China indicated that so far no Eritrean student in that country is reported to be infected with the virus COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (AllAfrica)


President Isaias Afwerki Departs to Saudi Arabia

[Shabait] Asmara -President Isaias Afwerki departed to Saudi Arabia in the morning hours of today for three-day working visit at an invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi. (AllAfrica)


WHO Eritrea Held a Briefing Session With All UN Agencies On Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

[WHO] WHO Eritrea Held A Briefing Session With All UN Agencies On Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (AllAfrica)


Orbis, Ethio-Nippon Sold to Eritreans

[Addis Fortune] Orbis Trading was sold for an estimated 30m euros. (AllAfrica)


Lobby Demands Answers Over Journalists' Detention in Eritrea

[East African] Media lobby group Reporters Without Borders/Sweden wants Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki to explain the continued incarceration of journalist Dawit Isaak and his colleagues. (AllAfrica)