This preliminary report presents outcomes of a study conducted to examine Africa’s governance response to the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, (herein referred to as COVID-19 or the pandemic). It presents a summary of the immediate measures, and medium-term and long-term policy responses to COVID-19, which was designated a pandemic on 11th March 2020.
Specifically, the report presents:
• National level responses to COVID-19 in AU member states
• Continental and regional level responses to COVID-19
• Key global enablers
• Recommendations on pivotal governance responses to COVID-19 for the African Union and member states