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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in countries where it has a presence, including its headquarters in Abidjan.

The measures include telecommuting, video conferencing in lieu of physical meetings, the suspension of visits to Bank buildings, and the cancelation of all travel, meetings, and conferences, until further notice.

President of the bank, Akinwumi Adesina, made the announcements at a virtual Town Hall meeting from the institution’s headquarters in Abidjan stating that the measures were being taken in the best interest of public health and safety.

His words: “My primary responsibility is to you, to make sure you are safe, to make sure your families are safe, to make sure you can function where you are under the best possible conditions health and security wise.” Adesina added that efforts were being made to ensure continuity of the Bank’s operations, including electronic documentations and approvals.

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