KDRTV has fortified that Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Southern Sudan, and Djibouti have agreed to establish a regional scheme to fight the coronavirus.
The member states of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have held a teleconference on Monday.
The head of states discussed the various challenges that are facing the management of coronavirus and tasked IGAD secretariate to urgently model a regional response.
The heads of the states also agreed to improve information sharing, including the tracking of infected persons.
Additionally, the Head of states agreed to obligate their various agencies to foster cooperation in border control and management with a bid of ensuring safety along common borders and guarantee the movement of cargo
During the same meeting, the IGAD members also pleaded with the international community to support vulnerable groups particularly the refugees within the IGAD countries, and also to back up national efforts to humanitarian corridors remain open
The Head of state also resolved to begin mobilizing international institutions and partners for financial resources to help battle the coronavirus
According to them, the region is in a critical condition and need resources to help in the battle against coronavirus
The Head of states also asked the IGAD`s regional ministers for finance to establish an insightful assessment with a bid of creating an IGAD emergency fund