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WHO warns of accelerating Covid-19 infections in Africa

Covid-19 infections in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) 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.” South Africa is the worst-affected country on the continent, with…

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