ECOWAS leaders hold Extraordinary Summit on COVID-19 on Thursday

Accra, April 22, GNA – The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government will Thursday, April 23, hold an Extraordinary Session via videoconference, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Sub-region.

A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, quoted the Heads of State as saying this follows a virtual Extraordinary Session on Tuesday, April 21, on the situation by the Ministers in Charge of Finance and the Governors of Central Banks.

To address the COVID-19 Situation in the Region, ECOWAS had immediately made available financial support, in addition to assistance from international partners, for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment, essential for the fight against, it said.

As of Monday, April 20, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) data, on the 15 Member States, had recorded 5,474 confirmed cases, 1,567 recovered, 140 deaths, and 3,767 active cases.

The statement reaffirmed ECOWAS’s solidarity with Member States and welcomed all the measures already taken to contain the spread of the pandemic and care for the sick.