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27 Sep 2020 | 04:49 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Disruption expected during Meskel holiday on September 28

Ethiopia News Alert

Gatherings and disruption expected during Meskel holiday on September 28; heightened security presence expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Ethiopia


Gatherings and disruptions should be expected across Ethiopia on Monday, September 28, for the Meskel holiday. Increased security checks have been set up in anticipation of the annual Orthodox holiday. The celebrations are planned throughout the country, with the largest being held in Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. The celebrations are expected to be well attended despite coronavirus (COVID-19) related restrictions. Transport disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the event.


Those in Ethiopia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate delays to transportation and business continuity, and adhere to all authority directives.


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