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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Adigrat, Ethiopia – updates and restrictions


Located in Ethiopia, the city of Adigrat (Ādīgrat) has a population of 76.4K. The latest data indicates 485,047 cases of Covid-19 infection in Ethiopia as of June 21, 2022 ,with 7,525 deaths. This represents a 57 percent increase from September 6, 2021, when 4,785 people died and 316,174 cases were registered, and a 265 percent increase from January 21, 2021, when 2,057 people were died and 132,326 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Adigrat.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Schools in Ādīgrat are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

No reduction of workplaces in significant differences compared to non-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

76.4K residents who live in Ādīgrat

The Ādīgrat authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

76.4K residents who live in Ādīgrat

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

76.4K residents who live in Ādīgrat

No order to remain at home in Ādīgrat

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Ādīgrat from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

76.4K residents who live in Ādīgrat

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Not every case involves contact tracing

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

76.4K residents who live in Ādīgrat

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

No measures to protect the elderly




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction January 21, 2021 September 6, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

No Changes

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

The authorities in Adigrat recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

No Changes

Restrictions on gatherings

Restrictions on gatherings with more than 1,000 attendees

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Adigrat has internal movement restrictions

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

People who suffer symptoms AND meet specific criteria (such as certain key workers, patients admitted to hospital, people who came into contact with a known case, and returning home from overseas)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Not every case involves contact tracing

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccine availability for key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and selected broad groups or ages

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Establishing stringent hygiene and isolation guidelines in LTCFs, prohibiting all non-essential external visitors, and or requiring all elderly to remain at home and not leave the house with few exceptions, and receiving no external visitors

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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