The East African Community (EAC) has noted with grief and shock the death of more than 1,000 people from the outbreak of the Coronavirus so far.
Yesterday World health organisation reported that there are 73 332 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1870 deaths worldwide. In china alone there 72 528 confirmed cases of the virus and 1877 deaths.
According to secretary general of EAC, Libérat Mfumukeko Coronavirus poses a threat to the well-being of the entire human race, which is all the more reason the world should come together to combat the disease.
“On behalf of the EAC and on my own behalf, I convey my heartfelt condolences to your Excellency, and through you to: the bereaved families, relatives and friends of those of who have passed on; the government, and; the People’s Republic of China.” He said
“We join the people of China in mourning those who have succumbed to the coronavirus. We also wish quick recovery to those who have been infected and are undergoing treatment.”
He said the entire EAC and share with the families of the departed, and the Government and people of China, the feelings of great loss at this time of grief.
“It is our prayer that the World Health Organization, Governments, medical research institutions, universities and other stakeholders will work overdrive to innovate some means to contain the spread of this virus.” He said
As recommended by WHO, Mfumukeko urged people to avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections, Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment and staying away from unprotected contact with farm or wild animals.
“People with symptoms of acute respiratory infect practice cough etiquette of maintaining distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands.” He said