Coronavirus approaching Africa, warns WHO

Kigali, Rwanda— With the confirmation of the second case, the window of opportunity is steadily closing for Africa to contain the coronavirus, said the world health organization.
As an Italian arrived in the country tested positive for the coronavirus, Algeria’s health ministry announced the first case in the region.
The first COVID-19 case was reported in Africa, in Egypt.
The regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said: “This is the first case in the WHO African region”.
He stated, “The window of opportunity the continent has had to prepare for the coronavirus is closing. All countries must ramp up their preparedness activities”.
Due to their high links and more travelers to china, Algeria is mainly concerned about precautionary measures.
The WHO has vowed to send a team of professionals to Algeria to back the health officials.
The WHO pledged the African countries to make joint efforts to contain the coronavirus and make preparations well before time to deal with the deadly epidemic.
Moeti articulated, “WHO has found that there are critical gaps in readiness for countries across the continent”.
A survey from WHO reveals that the score of African countries in terms of their readiness was 66 percent.
The coronavirus starting from China has sprung to more than 30 countries including the UK, US, Singapore, India, Spain, and so on.
The death toll in China has mounted to 2,663 with no less than 76, 7000 confirmed cases while health professionals rush to find treatment.–Worldwide News

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