08 Apr EUTM MALI PRESS RELEASE Nº1 ABOUT COVID-19
Today, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 a member of the EUTM staff in MHQ Bamako tested positive for COVID-19. We continue to strengthen our response to COVID-19, alongside the Malian authorities and in accordance with the WHO guidance. The patient has been quarantined under medical supervision and those with whom he had contact are also in isolation.
For several weeks now, EUTM Mali has been implementing a series of prudent mitigation measures. In coordination with the Malian Armed Forces and in communication with medical authorities, all training activities were temporarily suspended with effect from last week.
The suspension of training activities is a temporary and necessary precaution in line with the best medical advice to ensure the safety of MaAF personnel, local Malians and EUTM Mali personnel against COVID-19.
The Mission’s current priority is the health of its personnel and of its partners in the fight against Coronavirus. Appropriate hygiene and protective measures are in place and each EUTM member has their temperature checked daily. EUTM Mali, will continue to enforce all possible safety measures, as advised by the World Health Organisation.