COVID-19 in Africa: WHO media briefing on 28 May

A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway, following a lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya May 25, 2020.
A motorist arranges fruits and vegetables for sale next to her vehicle, as an alternative mobile grocery stall, along the highway, following a lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya May 25, 2020.
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The Forum on Thursday hosted a virtual briefing on the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Africa, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Speakers included:

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa

Hon Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health of South Africa

Hon Dr Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, Government of Uganda

Hon Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, Minister of Health and Wellness, Government of Mauritius

Dr Michel Yao, World Health Organization Emergency Operations Programme Manager

The panel was moderated by:

Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Here's a roundup of some of the key quotes we tweeted about from the meeting:

You can find all past briefings here. And make sure to check out our recently-launched COVID Action Platform highlights blog.

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