The Ethiopian government is due to buy life insurance for health professionals in direct contact with Covid-19 patients.
Health minister Lia Tadesse said on Tuesday that the government last week reached an agreement with the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation but did not disclose the value of the cover.
The two sides are expected to sign an agreement this week to effect the insurance grant.
According to the ministry, the life insurance grant is aimed at encouraging health experts who are the most vulnerable to the deadly coronavirus.
Members of the Rapid Response Team will also benefit.