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Special emergency meeting on COVID-19


Special emergency meeting on COVID-19

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who is also CARICOM Chairman, will host another special meeting to discuss the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effect on the region. The meeting will take place April 15, at 10 a.m. via videoconference.

Mottley and CARICOM heads of government will be given an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the health sectors and the economies of member states. They will discuss greater cooperation in public health, and how the region is addressing the crisis, according to a statement from Government.

There will also be discussions on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.

The first special meeting on COVID-19 was held on Sunday, March 1, with regional leaders also participating via videoconference. It also brought together Caribbean ministers of health and their chief medical officers, representatives from the Pan American Health Organisation, the Caribbean Public Health Agency, the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

Chief executive officers of cruise lines and airlines servicing the region were also in attendance, along with the private sector, labour, civil society and other interest groups. (BGIS)

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