WHO is genuinely worried about coronavirus spreading in this continent

The World Health Organization has expressed its worry for the spread of coronavirus in this one continent, here's the warning.

@Jak_ConnorTT
Published Tue, Jul 21 2020 4:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

This past Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed its concern about the coronavirus spreading in this one continent in particular.

WHO is genuinely worried about coronavirus spreading in this continent 01 | TweakTown.com

The WHO has openly said that it's very concerned about the outbreaks that are occurring across Africa, as what we are seeing right now could serve as just a "precursor" for what is about to come. WHO's emergencies chief Michael Ryan told a virtual press conference, "I am very concerned right now that we are beginning to see an acceleration of disease in Africa." Until now, Africa seemed to have dodged the coronavirus outbreak, as the continent has remained the world's second least affected after Oceania.

Now, we are seeing massive surges of the virus in South Africa in particular, and over the weekend the death toll passed the 5,000 mark in conjunction with 350,000 confirmed infections. Ryan went on to say that what we are seeing in South Africa could be an indicator for what the rest of Africa could experience in some time. "While South Africa is experiencing a very, very severe event, I think it is really a marker of what the continent could face if urgent action is not taken to provide further support."

South Africa has seen a 30% rise in coronavirus numbers compared to last week. Ryan also pointed out that Kenya had increased by 31 percent, in Madagascar by 50 percent, in Zambia by 57 percent and in Namibia by 69 percent.

Judging by these numbers we are seeing an acceleration in transmission. For more information, check out this link here.

Buy at Amazon

Hannah Linen 50 Pieces Set Disposable Face Masks (QUN)

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
$11.89$13.99$15.45
* Prices last scanned on 9/24/2020 at 11:55 pm CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.
NEWS SOURCE:medicalxpress.com

Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles