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WHO Warns Of A Possible Surge In Coronavirus Infections In Africa

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The coronavirus pandemic is easing off as some countries have opened their borders, football games are active and other businesses.

But according to The Guardian, the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa after the continent hit 200,000 cases earlier this week.

Speaking at a video briefing hosted by the UN press association in Geneva on Thursday, Doctor Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said, “It took 98 days to reach the first 100,000 cases, and only 18 days to move to 200,000 cases.” Africa has so far recorded 5,635 deaths.

“Even though these cases in Africa account for less than 3% of the global total, it’s clear that the pandemic is accelerating.”

Africa has recorded fewer than 6,000 deaths, according to an AFP tally, but just five countries account for 70% of these: South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan.

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