The Ethiopian Minister of Health said the ministry recommended emergency use of the drug for COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation or oxygen.
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Tilahun’s grandson, Biniam Leulseged, said he had no birth certificate to prove the monk’s age, but showed a photo of him celebrating his 100th birthday.
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“He looked young at the time too,” Biniam told the Associated Press on Saturday.
He said he was moved when his grandfather was taken to the hospital, but “I am very happy because we are together again.”
Ethiopia has more than 5,200 confirmed cases of the virus.
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