World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised that Africa should prepare for the worst as coronavirus ravages the globe.
As at today, 16 deaths have been reported: Six in Egypt, six in Algeria, two in Morocco, one in Sudan and one in Burkina Faso.
Though Africa is the least affected continent but paucity of standard health systems could pose great danger for the continent.
“Africa should wake up… in other countries, we have seen how the virus actually accelerates after a certain tipping point.” These were the words of The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Burkina Faso has announced the first death in sub-Saharan Africa yesterday. It was a 62-year-old diabetic woman. She was a top government official – Rose Marie Compaoré, a vice-president in the national assembly.
Recorded cases have gone up sharply in South Africa to 116 – primarily involving people who had been to Europe, plus 14 local transmissions.