23 April 2020 – President attends virtual ECOWAS extraordinary summit

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: President Akuffo Addo, ECOWAS Heads of State

Overview: President attends virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on measures to Combat COVID-19.
Already, ECOWAS has made available financial support, in addition to assistance from international partners, for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment essential for the fight against the pandemic.

As of April 21, 2020, available data suggested that the 15 Member States have recorded 5,774 confirmed cases, 1,616 recoveries, 147 deaths, and 4,011 active cases.

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, International – academic
Evidence/Justification: All the ECOWAS nations had covid 19 cases and need to join forces to combat the menace