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Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa Has Reached Climax Point, Says WHO’s Dr Moeti

Coronavirus pandemic in Africa has reached climax point and new infections are now decreasing. That is according to World Health Organization (WHO)’s Africa region boss Dr Matshidiso Moeti and reported by some media on August 26, 2020. Dr Moeti is said to have, however, warned of possible second wave of the deadly virus when countries began relaxing lockdown and other mitigation measures.

The WHO announcement nullifies its previous gloomy prediction that it was just a matter of time before Africa becomes the epicenter of the pandemic and estimated a staggering more than 300 000 deaths in the continent from the disease. So far, Africa has a total of 1.2 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 28 000 deaths. Most of cases and deaths have been in South Africa and Egypt.

Peaking of coronavirus in Africa is great news for the continent where most countries even those with just a handful of coronavirus cases and deaths have applied strict lockdown measures that deter economic activities and particularly internal and cross-border trade. Hopefully, they will now relax the measures and let their economies function again!


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