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


Located in Ethiopia, the city of Lalibela (Lalībela) has a population of 14.7K. 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 68 percent increase from August 15, 2021, when 4,478 people died and 289,274 cases were registered, and a 102 percent increase from May 1, 2021, when 3,709 people were died and 258,062 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Lalibela.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Schools in Lalībela 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

14.7K residents who live in Lalībela

The Lalībela authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

14.7K residents who live in Lalībela

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

14.7K residents who live in Lalībela

No order to remain at home in Lalībela

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 Lalībela 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

14.7K residents who live in Lalībela

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

14.7K residents who live in Lalībela

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 May 1, 2021 August 15, 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 Lalibela recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

No Changes

Public transportation shuts down

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

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Access to key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and aged groups

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

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

No Changes



*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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