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Exercise can be good for you and your country especially during a crisis like COVID-19 Stretching at morning boot camp in Tonga

6 April 2020

Public parks have been gated shut, beaches emptied and stadia deserted, as an unprecedented 2.5 billion people across the world are told to sit at home.

56th Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

2 April 2020

The concluding statement of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group was delivered after a virtual meeting held on 31 March 2020.

Sport is an important team player in the fight against coronavirus Deryck Murray, Chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport

2 April 2020

This year the coronavirus has redefined International Day for Sport for Development and Peace celebrations.

Sport policy during the coronavirus pandemic A football on a pitch

31 March 2020

To help sports policymakers and officials make good decisions about sport and exercise during the pandemic the Commonwealth is sharing lessons learned so far by sports policymakers around the Commonwealth.

Young Jamaican’s invention could help tackle the spread of viruses like COVID-19 Rayvon Stewart, young Jamaican inventor

31 March 2020

Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The situation caught the attention of Jamaican technology student Rayvon Stewart who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs.

Coronavirus and the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020 logo

26 March 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda are monitoring developments regarding the spread and impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and we will update member countries in due course.

Commonwealth urges use of World Health Organization Whats App service Whatsapp icon on smartphone

24 March 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities across the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth is urging countries and their citizens to make use of the information and resources provided by the World Health Organization.

Commonwealth develops tracker to help countries monitor coronavirus Coronavirus (COVID-19)

24 March 2020

The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.

Commonwealth receives UK CFTC funding Commonwealth logo

24 March 2020

Earlier this year the UK announced it was putting conditions on part of its funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat. We can now confirm the United Kingdom's £4.7million worth of funds has been received.

Commonwealth helps Jamaica secure grant to promote gender responsive climate action Street scene in Jamaica

23 March 2020

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has successfully helped Jamaica to secure a grant of over US$270,000 to integrate gender concerns into their climate action planning process.