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We should not go back to business as usual after coronavirus, says Secretary-General Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland

7 April 2020

Today there is an eerie silence across the globe. Bustling cities have gone quiet and highways that were once jammed with bumper to bumper traffic, are empty.

The Queen tells Commonwealth ‘we will succeed’ in fight against coronavirus Her Majesty The Queen

6 April 2020

Her Majesty The Queen has said “we will succeed” in the fight against the coronavirus, in a rare televised address to the Commonwealth.

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.

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.

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 concern for the needs of older people Commonwealth logo

20 March 2020

At this time of global crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our Commonwealth focus turns – as it always does – to the most vulnerable and least resilient.

18 March Statement from the Commonwealth Observer Group to Guyana

18 March 2020

The Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2 March 2020 General and Regional Elections was constituted and deployed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, following an invitation from the Government of Guyana. The Group withdrew from Guyana on 15 March 2020. 

Commonwealth response to Coronavirus epidemic Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

16 March 2020

The rapid spread of the coronavirus epidemic has demonstrated to us with deadly and distressing clarity how closely we are interconnected as humankind.

March 16 statement from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on Guyana elections Commonwealth Secretariat Logo

16 March 2020

My statement of 13 March expressed deep concern that the tabulation of Region 4 results after the 2 March General and Regional Elections was not transparently conducted in accordance with the ruling of the Acting Chief Justice.

Commonwealth Day wrapped up with Royal reception Prince Charles and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth at Commonwealth Day Reception

9 March 2020

An annual reception to mark Commonwealth Day was held at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth’s headquarters in London today.

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