In a wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic and to discuss measures to tackle it by adopting cooperative stance, the leaders from the East African region met via videoconference on May 12.
The meeting was attended by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
The leaders discussed measures to bolster the region’s fight against COVID-19 and the need to prioritize the implementation of anti-COVID-19 measures at the border point in order to ensure uninterrupted cross-border movement of goods.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta stressing on the country’s effort of augmenting testing capacity said, “We continue to actively enforce contact tracing which has proved to be very effective in identifying those who have come into contact with infected persons”.
The leaders stressed on the need to emphasis on local production of essential supplies to fight the disruption caused by COVID-19 to the economy and health of the nations.
President Uhuru Kenyatta calling for unity said, “A unified stand is what we need to combat this pandemic in the region”.
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