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IMF’s 189 member countries stand united in fight against coronavirus, IMFC says

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The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) said on Wednesday the IMF’s 189 member countries were united in the fight against coronavirus outbreak.

IMFC’s statement came following a teleconference call, chaired by Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva.

“The IMF’s 189 member countries stand united to address the global challenges related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and we extend our sympathies to all those affected,” IMFC said.

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“The economic and financial impact has also been felt globally, creating uncertainty and damaging near-term prospects.

“We are determined to provide the necessary support to mitigate the impact, especially on the most vulnerable people and countries. We have called upon the IMF to use all its available financing instruments to help member countries in need. We are confident that, working together, we will overcome the challenge facing us and restore growth and prosperity for all.”

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