“This is undoubtedly a difficult period for our region and the entire world. We are working to minimise the economic hardship on our citizens while protecting their health. But this will be more effective, as has been stated by Your Excellencies if we act in concert with one another. So long as any member of our community is vulnerable, we are all at risk. Therefore, we must work very closely together in the months ahead, to face this challenge as a community of partners.” President Kagame and Chairman of the East African Community speaking at the EAC Consultative Meeting with Heads of State of Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan on the regional response to COVID-19.