According to a report from the World Health Organisation, WHO, there are now over 300 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa.
Revealing the information on its official Twitter account, WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, stated that 27 countries have been affected.
The world body further gave the breakdown of confirmed cases.
Algeria 48, South Africa 51, Senegal 24, Cameroon 3, Nigeria 2, Burkina Faso 7, Togo 1, DRC 3, Cote d’Ivoire 5, Ghana 2, Gabon 1, Kenya 3, Ethiopia 4, Guinea 1, Rwanda 5, Namibia 2, E Guinea 1, Seychelles 2, CAR 1, Congo 1, Mauritania 1, Eswatini 1, Liberia 1, Egypt 110, Morocco 28, Tunisia 18, Sudan 1.
WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has urged African nations to act now that the disease has been officially declared a global pandemic.
He charged every country to scale up their emergency preparedness and response.
Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight the new coronavirus
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