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COVID-19:Ecowas Leaders To Hold A Virtual Meeting Today.

West African leaders including President Nana Akufo-Addo will later
today [Thursday], hold an extraordinary session via video conferencing
to discuss the Coronavirus situation as well as its impact on the ECOWAS

Before this extraordinary summit, the Ministers in
charge of finance and the governors of central banks from the region
held a virtual extraordinary session on Tuesday to discuss ways of
addressing the Economic effects of COVID-19.

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

The West Africa Health Organization (WAHO)
has been leading and coordinating efforts by West African countries to
deal with COVID-19.

ECOWAS is working through diverse means to
aid its member states in the combat against the global pandemic,
COVID-19. This meeting is expected to breed the next line of action of
the community for individual states and the entire community as a whole.

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