A WHO team of 43 health officials deployed in South Africa: COVID-19

In a move to help South Africa in its fight against the novel Coronavirus, the World Health Organization has deployed a team of 43 health experts in the country.

Owen Kaluwa, WHO Representative for South Africa said, “At this time, when the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa is spreading rapidly, it is important that we work together to intensify our fight against the virus.” The team aims to contribute to national efforts by enhancing surveillance and streamlining of epidemiological systems. It also intends to improve case management and lower the burden on hospitals.

Having reported 521,318 infections and 8,884 deaths so far, South Africa remains the worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The numbers represent nearly 53 per cent of the confirmed cases in the entire continent along with 42 per cent of the total fatalities in Africa.

In a move to help South Africa in its fight against the novel Coronavirus, the World Health Organization has deployed a team of 43 health experts in the country.

Owen Kaluwa, WHO Representative for South Africa said, “At this time, when the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa is spreading rapidly, it is important that we work together to intensify our fight against the virus.” The team aims to contribute to national efforts by enhancing surveillance and streamlining of epidemiological systems. It also intends to improve case management and lower the burden on hospitals.

Having reported 521,318 infections and 8,884 deaths so far, South Africa remains the worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. The numbers represent nearly 53 per cent of the confirmed cases in the entire continent along with 42 per cent of the total fatalities in Africa.

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