The deadly battle in Africa against Coronavirus is going to be hard, of this there can be no doubt! According to reports, Africa is set to be the next epicenter for Novel Coronavirus.
In the past few days, there has been a drastic rise in the number of Coronavirus cases, by almost 43%.
Africa, the 2nd largest continent in the world, has a population of 1.3 billion people and the World Health Organization (WHO), has already warned that Africa is set to be the next epicenter of the killer COVID-19.
On February 13, 2020, the first diagnosed case of Coronavirus of Africa, was reported in Egypt.
The World Bank, sometime earlier on, published a report which projected that the Coronavirus pandemic would drive Africa towards its first recession in as long as 25 years.
The World Bank also went so far as to warn that the Novel Coronavirus pandemic could lead to a food security crisis in Africa, as a result of the decline in food imports and agricultural production.
Hafez Ghanem, the World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, said:
“The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the limits of societies and economies across the world, and African countries are likely to be hit particularly hard.” Many people in Africa, when they fall sick, they are afraid to go to hospitals, as they fear that they will contract the killer Coronavirus there.
Chirag Vasani is Chief Editor for wwbnn. He has been writing online and offline since many years now. When he is not writing, he likes to play golf.