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The East African Community has suspended with immediate effect all meetings due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a statement from the EAC secretariat, the Secretary General Amb Liberat Mfumukeko in a letter to EAC Partner States said that the Community had noted with concern that the virus continues to spread across the entire globe with increasing speed to a number of African countries.

So far Kenya has reported three cases of the coronavirus while Tanzania has reported one. Rwanda’s reported have risen to seven.

Amb. Mfumukeko’s letter was written in response to a request by Hon. Vincent Biruta, the Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers, who in a letter to the Secretary General dated 12th March, 2020, asked the Secretariat to do three things: To postpone the 21st EAC Summit until further notice; To hold all scheduled meetings by Videoconference, where possible, and; To postpone and suspend all …