REPORT OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF AFRICA MINISTERS OF HEALTH ON 22 February 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

In January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), following the rapid increase in confirmed cases globally.
To date, COVID-19 has resulted in 80,000+ confirmed cases, 2,700+ deaths in 27+ countries globally. While there is only one confirmed case in Africa so far, COVID-19 poses a great threat to the continent given Africa’s close linkages with China and its relatively fragile health systems.

REPORT OF AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF AFRICA MINISTERS OF HEALTH ON 22 February 2020 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
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