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EAC Secretariat cautions Partner States on the likely impact of above normal rains in the region forecasted for June to September 2020

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 28 May 2020: According to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Statement, parts of South Sudan, Western Kenya, Uganda, Northern Tanzania and Rwanda are expected to receive above normal rainfall between June and September 2020, while the rest of the EAC Region is expected to experience the normal dry season. “It is against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the heavy floods that have caused havoc in parts of the region and the second wave of desert locust invasion, the EAC Secretariat urges the Partner States to take appropriate measures to ward off further threats to our people” says the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo.

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COVID-19 preparedness and response training of staff at EAC international airports started on 26 May 2020 at JIKA in Nairobi, Kenya

COVID-19 prevention and response training of EAC International Airport staff kicks off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 27 May 2020: The EAC Secretariat is enhancing the capacity of staff at the eight international airports in the region on the prevention of and response to the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Partner States resuming their flight schedules. The first training of trainers (TOT)  started yesterday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe (left), receives car keys for the two EAC Mobile Labs from his EAC Affairs counterpart, Mr. Adan Mohammed. Looking on (centre) is German Ambassador to Kenya, Ms. Annett Gunther.

Republic of Kenya receives Mobile Labs from the EAC Secretariat

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 21st May, 2020: The Republic of Kenya on Wednesday received two mobile laboratories from the East African Community Secretariat as part of regional efforts to contain COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Kenya’s EAC Affairs and Regional Development Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Adan Mohammed, handed over the mobile labs on behalf of the EAC Secretary General, Amb Liberat Mfumukeko, to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe.

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EAC Secretariat hands over Mobile Laboratories to the Republic of Kenya

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 21st May, 2020: The East African Community Secretariat has handed over mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to the Republic of Kenya.

During the hand-over ceremony at the Tanzania/Kenya border town of Namanga, the EAC Secretariat handed-over two four-wheel drive vehicles fitted with laboratory and ICT equipment, as well as all the necessary consumables for a fully functional laboratory with the capacity to conduct tests for Ebola and the coronavirus in addition to other pathogens.

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EAC Partner States directed to support local production of essential medical products and supplies to combat COVID-19 in the region

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th May, 2020: East African Community Partner States have been directed to support local production of essential medical products and supplies including masks, sanitizers, soaps, processed food, ventilators as part of efforts to combat COVID-19 in the region.

A Joint consultative meeting of Partner States’ Ministers and Cabinet Secretaries responsible for Health, Trade, Transport and EAC Affairs via video conference held on 8th May, 2020 to discuss a regional approach to COVID-19 further directed Partner States to facilitate farmers to continue farming activities during this pandemic and post COVID-19 period.

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