New Delhi: If people refuse to wear masks, they will be sentenced to up to 2 years in jail in one country. The name of the country enforcing such strict laws is Ethiopia. In addition, the new law provides for penalties for not wearing a mask.
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa. Emergency was imposed here in April to stop Corona. The emergency was lifted in September, but strict sanctions are still in place.
In Ethiopia, under strict rules now in place, gatherings of more than three people are prohibited. It is necessary to wear a mask in public places. The government says people are not careful and live as if they are not corona. Health Minister Leah Tedes said the disease would spread if people were not vigilant and could pose a threat to the country.
According to official figures, in the country with the second largest population in Africa, 91,000 cases of corona have been reported so far and about 1,400 people have died. However, media reports are saying that due to lack of testing, it is difficult to get real data information.
Ethiopia has also postponed regional and parliamentary elections in August this year. It is understood that elections will now be held next year. Please say that Ethiopia has a population of 11.58 million and in Africa it is more than Nigeria alone (20.76 million).