Covid-19: WAEMU’s health ministers to hold a videoconference on May 7th

(Togo First) – Tomorrow, May 7, all health ministers of the WAEMU will hold a videoconference to discuss practical steps to take towards implementing recommendations of the Union’s leaders relative to the Coronavirus. 

Moreover, the officials will talk of ways to improve coordination to handle the pandemic at the community level. For example, they will look at sanitary measures that should be taken at the internal and external borders of the WAEMU. Most importantly, they will elaborate and put in place a regional strategy to boost the capacities of member-States’ health systems to tackle the threat. 

So far, Togo has reported 128 Covid-19 cases. Out of these, 45 are still active, 79 recovered and 9 died. Across the WAEMU, the most affected are Côte d’Ivoire (1,464), Senegal (1,329), Niger (763), and Burkina Faso (688)



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