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JOINT STATEMENT BY THE MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HEALTH AND EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ISSUED ON 25TH MARCH 2020 ON COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE IN EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY REGION

Ministers Responsible for Health and EAC Affairs met today, 25th March 2020 by Video Conference to share existing knowledge and information on the COVID-19 outbreak, deliberate on the COVID-19 Pandemic, map up containment strategies to stem out any further spread of the disease in the region and develop a clear plan to mitigate against impacts caused by COVID -19 pandemic in the region.

The Ministers Responsible for Health and Ministers responsible for East African Community Affairs:

a) directed all Partner States to continue implementing mandatory quarantine for 14 days for all travelers to the region, and avoid imported cases by implementing strict screening procedures at all border points;   Read Full Statement Here >

EAC Regional Strategy and Plan

EAC Reported Cases
  • Republic of Burundi  -  2 Cases

    Republic of Burundi - 2 Cases

  • Republic of Kenya  - 110 Cases

    Republic of Kenya - 110 Cases

  • Republic of Rwanda  -  84 Cases

    Republic of Rwanda - 84 Cases

  • Republic of South Sudan  -  0 Cases

    Republic of South Sudan - 0 Cases

  • United Republic of Tanzania  -  20 Cases

    United Republic of Tanzania - 20 Cases

  • Republic of Uganda  -  45 Cases

    Republic of Uganda - 45 Cases


 

 

coronavirus What is a Coronavirus?

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What you need to know

Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it.

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The 7 Steps

The 7 Steps

The formal declaration of a #COVID19 #pandemic does not change the fact that you can - and should - take these simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Myth Busters

Myth Busters

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19.

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Disease Prevention

Wash Hands
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Touch
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