Africa Should Prepare For The Coronavirus: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, urges Africa to prepare for the novel coronavirus as a second case was confirmed in Africa.

According sources, Algeria’s health ministry revealed the nation’s first instance of the infection, formally known as COVID-19, after tests showed that an Italian man who showed up in the nation on Feb. 17 was tested positive.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported earlier this month in Egypt.

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, stated: “This is the first case in the WHO African region,”

“The window of opportunity the continent has had to prepare for the coronavirus is closing. All countries must ramp up their preparedness activities.”

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has promised to support Algeria’s health authorities with a team of experts.

The WHO During a crisis meeting on Saturday with African wellbeing ministers at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, swore to help African nations on joint coronavirus illness readiness and reaction methodologies as the risk lingers over continent.

In China, the death toll from the outbreak reached 2,663 Tuesday, with nearly 76,700 confirmed cases as health experts scramble to find a cure.


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