The World Health Organization says the pandemic in Africa is “accelerating” and that whereas it took 98 days for the continent to achieve 100,000 coronavirus instances it took simply 18 days to get to 200,000.
WHO Africa chief Matshidiso Moeti stated that neighborhood transmission has begun in additional than half of Africa’s 54 international locations and “this is a serious sign.”
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The virus largely arrived on the continent through vacationers from Europe and is spreading past capital cities and industrial hubs into extra rural areas the place many well being methods are unequipped to deal with instances that require intensive care.
Moeti identified South Africa, the place the virus has unfold from Western Cape province centered on Cape Town into the extra rural Eastern Cape. South Africa has the continent’s highest variety of instances with greater than 55,000