Addis Ababa October 19/2020 (ENA) The African Union (AU) COVID-19 Response Fund has set to launch 300 million U.S. {dollars} fundraising to assist curb the pandemic. 

In a press assertion issued by the African Union Fee (AUC), the continental organ in collaboration with numerous establishments is ready to lift 300 million USD, wanted to ease the socio-economic an humanitarian impacts posed by Coronavirus in African international locations.

Established in March, the AU COVID-19 Response Fund has an upcoming fundraiser webinar to be held on October 24, 2020 to solicit help and contributions from African personal and public sectors in collaboration with Afrexim Financial institution and different companions.

The AU, which famous that the continental anti-COVID-19 initiative has raised 44 million, and burdened that the digital fundraiser occasion is a part of a program of actions that aimed to lift consciousness of the AU COVID-19 Response Fund. The AU hopes that Africans can reply successfully to the unparalleled international risk.

“We need your help to raise a further 300 million U.S. dollars to tackle the immediate effects of COVID-19 in Africa,” the AU referred to as on its assertion.

The AU envisaged boosting “the capacity of the Africa CDC to support response to public health emergencies across the continent,” in addition to help the procurement and distribution of important COVID-19 medical provides.

The high-level continental anti-COVID-19 fundraiser occasion is predicted to be attended by Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, in addition to the present chairperson of the AU.

The occasion, which is able to characteristic interventions from quite a few African leaders in addition to worldwide artists, will probably be broadcast within the AU working languages which are Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.

The 2-hour program can even characteristic African celebrities, authorities leaders in addition to front-line well being employees, it was famous.

As of Saturday, the full variety of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances throughout the African continent has reached 1,622,455, the Africa Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (Africa CDC) stated.

The Africa CDC, a specialised healthcare company of African Union Fee, stated in an announcement that the variety of deaths because of diseases associated to the pandemic reached 39,584 as of Saturday afternoon.

The Africa CDC stated the quantity of people that have recovered from the infectious virus throughout the continent has reached 1,337,964 thus far.

Probably the most COVID-19 affected African international locations by way of the variety of constructive circumstances embody South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

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