The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank has donated US$500,000 to support COVID-19 response across Africa by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The SABC reports that the donation is being made to the African Union through the COVID-19 Response Fund as part of TDB’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Programme. In a statement, President and Chief Executive of TDB, Admassu Tadesse says, “It is our duty to respond to African Union’s call for solidarity to address today’s greatest global public health crisis.