The Financial Group of West African States (ECOWAS) says it has ordered health supplies and medicine to be donated to its 15-member states, as measures geared in direction of curbing the Coronavirus pandemic in the area.
The President of the ECOWAS Fee, Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou, disclosed this in a communique issued on Tuesday, April 7, in Abuja. He added that the Fee will associate with every member states to push back the scourge of covid-19.
The Fee acknowledged that its West African Health Group (WAHO) has amongst other issues, purchased and disbursed the following to its members: 30,500 diagnostic take a look at kits, 10,000 private protecting gear, 740,000 prescription tablets (Chloroquine and Azithromycin).
Moreover, it stated that orders have already been positioned for: 240,000 diagnostic kits, 240,000 extraction kits, 250,000 viral pattern transport gear, 285,100 private protecting gear, 268,100 masks; 120 ventilators and litres of alcohol gel and disinfectants.
ECOWAS additionally lauded and urged all member nations to maintain the tempo in the fight towards covid-19.
“In the light of the spread of the pandemic, ECOWAS Commission reaffirms its solidarity with member states and welcomes all the measures already taken to contain the spread of the pandemic and care for the sick,” the communique acknowledged.
Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou stated that ECOWAS has continued to intently monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the world and significantly in West Africa, stressing that as of April 5, 2020, the 15-member states are affected by the pandemic with 1,739 confirmed circumstances of contamination, 55 deaths and 328 individuals who’ve absolutely recovered.
The president, nevertheless, famous that roughly 95 per cent of deaths are sufferers with comorbid circumstances.
Brou stated in mild of the unfold of the pandemic, ECOWAS Fee reaffirmed its solidarity with member states and welcomes all the measures already taken to include the unfold of the pandemic and look after the sick.