IGAD Staff Donates 700 thousand USD for Member States to Avert Coronavirus

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Addis abab, April 7/2020(ENA)Staff members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have donated 700 thousand USD for member states to help the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Each member states will get 100 thousand USD from the total amount of financial contribution.

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Workneh Gebeyehu, told ENA that the employees’ contribution is to stand in solidarity with member states in curtailing coronavirus.

Workineh said solidarity is crucial at this critical juncture and vowed IGAD to exert more efforts to reduce the impacts posed by COVID-19 in the sub-region.

IGAD representatives handed over the stated amount of fund to Ethiopia’s COVID-19 national fund raising committee.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gedu Andargachew appreciated the contribution and urges the society to take every necessary precaution to prevent the virus.