Abidjan, 04 April, 2020 / 7:01 am (ACI Africa).
There is a necessity for governments around the world to join hands in the fight against COVID-19 if the disease that has infected at least one million people across the globe and claimed tens of thousands of lives is to be managed in good time, an Ivorian Bishop has said.
“The misfortune for which the world stands in today can only be quickly defeated if the fight is carried out in universal charity and solidarity,” Bishop Ignace Bessi has been quoted as saying in a message.
In his Wednesday, April 1 message, Bishop Bessi underscored, “Only solidarity in the face of misfortune, the search for a solution without special interest calculations, and prayer will quickly make us victorious in this pandemic.”
The Local Ordinary of Katiola diocese who doubles as the Apostolic Administrator of Korhogo diocese in Ivory Coast advocated for “charity from the angle of solidarity” because of the “uncontrolled and indiscriminate spread of the coronavirus.”
The West African country, which has put in place restrictive measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus has reported 178 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death; 15 people have recovered.