Coronavirus: ECOWAS appoints Buhari Champion of COVID-19 Response

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In the wake of battling the coronavirus outbreak in west Africa, the Leaders of the member States ‘ECOWAS’ has appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as the champion that will coordinate the COVID-19 response in the sub-region.

The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina announced the appointment via his twitter account.

The appointment took place Thursday at the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19, which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger.

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The organization held the summit to discuss ongoing efforts at combating COVID-19 by member states.

“The Heads of State will be discussing the Situation and Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the ECOWAS Region. Preceding this Extraordinary Summit, the Ministers in Charge of Finance and the Governors of Central Banks from the Region held a virtual Extraordinary Session on April 21, 2020, on the COVID-19 situation,” it said.

According to the coronavirus updates from the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the West Africa countries has recorded 6183 confirmed cases of the virus, and which 1814 recoveries, also with 158 death and 4211 active cases.

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