Commonwealth Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic

We – the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth’s fifty-four equal and independent member states – are committed to working transparently and constructively within the Commonwealth family and with our international partners to address COVID-19 and its impacts; build resilience, particularly for developing economies and the most vulnerable countries; and ensure no one is left behind.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and unprecedented suffering faced by people in the Commonwealth and around the world. We are immensely proud of the way our citizens, businesses, public sector workers and civil society organisations have responded, and the unprecedented steps they are taking to protect our healthcare systems and each other. In particular, we express our gratitude and support to all frontline health specialists and essential workers who continue to strive to support our communities and help fight the pandemic.


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