ECOWAS Leaders To Hold Virtual Summit To Intensify COVID-19 Fight

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West African leaders will tomorrow, April 23, 2020, hold an extraordinary session through video conference to discuss the Coronavirus situation and the impact of the pandemic on countries under the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Before this extraordinary summit, the Ministers in charge of finance and the governors of central banks from the region had also held a virtual extraordinary session on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, on the COVID-19 situation.

Already, ECOWAS has made available financial support, in addition to assistance from international partners, for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment essential for the fight against the pandemic.

As of April 21, 2020, available data suggest that the 15 Member States have recorded 5,774 confirmed cases, 1,616 recoveries, 147 deaths, and 4,011 active cases.

ECOWAS has reaffirmed its solidarity with the Member States and welcomes all the measures already taken to contain the spread of the pandemic and care for the sick.

See Also: Coronavirus: ECOWAS Distributes PPEs To Ghana And Other Member States

source: CNR

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