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COVID-19 in the ECO Region: Impact, Status of Health Care and ICT Infrastructure, and Response by the Member States
Khalil Raza

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Abstract

The COVID-19 has exposed the fragile limits of healthcare facilities and infrastructures around the world. Even in the countries with best healthcare system, their overall preparedness seems to be weak in handling this situation. However, situation is even have responded during the outbreak of this this pandemic. Almost all ECO Countries are under the state of emergency; where schools, universities, workspace, cinemas, and sports venues are currently closed and air travel remains suspended. Outbreak is creating significant additional pressure on an already overburdened health system in the Member Countries. 

 

This brief is an attempt to assess the status of healthcare and ICT infrastructure in the ECO Member Countries and how these countries have responded during the outbreak of this this pandemic. Almost all ECO Countries are under the state of emergency; where schools, universities, workspace, cinemas, and sports venues are currently closed and air travel remains suspended.

Keywords

COVID-19, ECO, ICT, Health care

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