The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has donated US$100,000 to Uganda to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.      

Uganda’s National Taskforce on COVID-19 received the donation Monday from IGAD staff. 

IGAD migration expert Lucy Daxbacher represented IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu and its staff at the handover ceremony in Kampala. 

The check was received by Joyce Moriku, the Minister of State for Primary Health Care, on behalf of Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who chairs the taskforce.  

While handing over the check, Daxbacher said it is important to address the coronavirus outbreak at the regional level.

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