COVID-19: Africa could have a million new cases – WHO warns

COVID-19: Africa could have a million new cases – WHO warns
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World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there could be a million new cases of coronavirus in Africa.

WHO projects Africa to be the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. A similar projection was done by Bill Gates’s wife, Melinda Gates days ago and she was heavily criticized by many including IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to WHO, There have been almost 1,000 deaths and more than 18,000 infections across Africa so far.

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The organization’s Africa Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, told the BBC that the organization had witnessed the virus spreading from capital cities to “the hinterland,” in South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ghana.

She said they were focusing on prevention rather than treating the virus because African countries don’t have the capacity to treat many Coronavirus patients.

Moeti said, “We want to minimize the proportion of people who get to the point of needing critical care in an ICU, because we know that these types of facilities are not adequate by any means in the majority of African countries.”

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“I have to say the issue of ventilators is one of the biggest challenges that the countries are facing.

”For patients critically ill with COVID-19, access to a ventilator could be a matter of life or death,” she added.

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