AFRICA IS "THE LEAST AFFECTED" BY COVID-19- WHO
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to infect millions of people across the globe, the World Health Organisation noted that Africa is the least Affected region in terms of casualties.
The Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, disclosed this on Monday, during his opening remarks at the media briefing to celebrate Africa Day.
According to the WHO chief, Africa records only 1.5% of the global COVID-19 reported cases, and less than 0.1% cases of COVID-19 related deaths, although "there is a likelihood that some cases may be missed."
Dr Ghebreyesus commended African Union leaders for their rapid response to slow the spread of the virus.
According to the head of WHO, Africa, which is the youngest continent has "garnered a great deal of experience from tackling infectious diseases like polio, measles, Ebola, yellow fever, influenza and many more."
Coronavirus has so far infected over 5.6 million people globally and killed more than 300,000 people.
In Africa, 115,892 Coronavirus cases have been confirmed with 3,479 deaths.
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