UNRC and Vice Prime Minister Discuss Ongoing COVID-19 Response
UN Resident Coordinator Ozonnia Ojielo and WHO Representative Nazira Artykova met on 6 April with Vice Prime Minister Aida Ismailova to discuss the ongoing collective efforts in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
The Vice Prime Minister noted that the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic is making every possible effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus infection. UNRC Ozonnia Ojielo expressed the readiness of the UN system in the country to support the Government and people of Kyrgyzstan.
“We are ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Kyrgyz Republic, especially when the country is faced with such an emergency situation. The Disaster Response Coordination Unit has now been activated to coordinate responses across six interconnected sectors: early recovery, education, food security and logistics, health, protection, and joint sector for water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and non food items (NFI),” UNRC stated.
The representative of the World Health Organization, Nazira Artykova, presented WHO recommendations regarding the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus infection.
The sides also discussed the urgent measures that will help address the impact of the outbreak on the socio-economic situation in the country and the importance of leaving no one behind.
The Vice Prime Minister Aida Ismailova expressed gratitude to the UN and partners for their assistance and cooperation.