Africa could witness a surge in COVID-19 cases, says WHO Africa

Africa is to witness an upsurge in the number of cases of COVID-19 as suggested by the World Health Organisation pertaining to the already drained health care infrastructure.

Per a regional World Health Organization (WHO) official, coronavirus cases in Africa could shoot up from thousands now to 10 million within three to six months.

Michel Yao, Head of emergency operations for World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa, said that the projection is temporary. He added, “It’s difficult to make a long-term estimation because the context changes too much and also public health measures when they are fully implemented, they can actually have an impact”.

Matshidiso Moeti, Director for WHO’s Africa region, said, “We are concerned that the virus continues to spread geographically, within countries”.

Matshidiso Moeti added that the WHO is working with authorities in African nations to improve patient care and reduce fatalities.

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