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Africa News Tue, 7 Apr 2020

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ECOWAS dispatches diagnostic test kits to member states

ECOWAS has procured and made delivery of some 305000 diagnostic test kits to member countries.

The test kits are part of the various products purchased by the body to deal with the pandemic.

This information was contained in a communique released by the economic community on its commitment to help stem the spread of covid-19.

The press statement signed by the President of the ECOWAS commission, Jean Claude Kassi Brou said “ECOWAS continues to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic in the world and particularly in West Africa. As of 5 April 2020, the 15 Member States are affected by the pandemic with 1 739 confirmed cases of contamination, 55 deaths and 328 persons who have fully recovered. It should be noted that approximately 95% of deaths are patients with comorbid conditions”.

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

“The ECOWAS Commission is taking this opportunity to urge people to continue to implement the measures recommended by the Health Authorities, and to comply with the prescribed hygiene guidelines’” the statement added.

Below is the full press release

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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