So far, Africa has recorded 53,334 cases and 2,065 deaths out of a global death toll of nearly 267,000.
AFP stated that even though the spreading speed of Coronavirus is slowing down, experts still warns that Africa is a vulnerable spot that may leads to an outbreak because of unstable health care system, poverty and numerous roiling conflicts to previous epidemics.
On Thursday, the statement publicized by the UN agency read:
“The model predicts the observed slower rate of transmission, lower age of people with severe disease and lower mortality rates compared to what is seen in the most affected countries in the rest of the world. The lower rate of transmission, however, suggests a more prolonged outbreak over a few years.”
Matshidiso Moeti, Director of WHO Africa said: “COVID-19 could become a fixture in our lives for the next several years unless a proactive approach is taken by many governments in the region. We need to test, trace, isolate and treat.“