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ECOWAS Leaders Appoints Buhari As Champion Of COVID-19 Response

President Muhammadu Buhari gets new appointment from ECOWAS.

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have appointed President Muhammadu Buhari as the champion of their COVID-19 response.

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The presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina announced the appointment on Twitter, where he disclosed that the sub-regional heads held a virtual summit on Thursday.

Adesina said the ECOWAS leaders held the summit to discuss ongoing efforts at combating COVID-19 by member states.

“The Heads of State will be discussing the Situation and Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in the ECOWAS Region. Preceding this Extraordinary Summit, the Ministers in Charge of Finance and the Governors of Central Banks from the Region held a virtual Extraordinary Session on April 21, 2020 on the COVID-19 situation,” he said.

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has on Tuesday announced that the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region are 5,774. But 1,616 patients have recovered from the disease, with 147 deaths recorded in the region.

Meanwhile, Nigeria currently has a total of 981 confirmed cases of coronavirus spread across 26 states, 197 discharged patients and 31 deaths.

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