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Africa Covid-19: Egypt top with 110 confirmed cases – WHO

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given the breakdown of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Africa while Egypt top the list with one hundred and ten (110) cases.

This was made known by the world body while giving the update on the list of Africa countries with the virus on its official social platform on Monday.

WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, stated that 27 countries have been affected while gave the breakdown of confirmed cases. Algeria 48, South Africa 51, Senegal 24, Cameroon 3, Nigeria 2, Burkina Faso 7, Togo 1, DRC 3, Cote d’Ivoire 5, Ghana 2, Gabon 1, Kenya 3, Ethiopia 4, Guinea 1, Rwanda 5, Namibia 2, E Guinea 1, Seychelles 2, CAR 1, Congo 1, Mauritania 1, Eswatini 1, Liberia 1, Egypt 110, Morocco 28, Tunisia 18, Sudan 1.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti urged African nations to act now that the disease has been officially declared pandemic. He charged every country to scale up their emergency preparedness and response.

“Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight the new coronavirus”, he said.


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