By 20th August 2020, Ethiopia had conducted a total of 694,093 COVID- 19 tests, and reported 35,836 confirmed cases. Out these 13,536 recovered and unfortunately, 620 lives have been lost as a result of the virus.
The Covid-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many business enterprises, education institutions, informal and subsistence businesses, and government agencies. Consequently, many people working in both formal and informal sectors (such as street vending, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, wholesale and retail trade) have been affected. These predicaments, no doubt, exacerbates the socioeconomic and food insecurity challenges in the country calling for wide-ranging through planning and proper management to nitigate the challenges.
Boka Tolossa is an employee in the government agriculture office of one small district named Terkanfeta Gibe Kebele in Tibet Woreda, Oromia region. "Coping with a new way for reaching small-holder farmers during COVID 19 pandemic" is how Boka Tolossa explained the present pandemic situation in relation to his day to day activity.