Worst is still to come for Covid-19 in Africa – WHO


The World Health Organization has issued a new warning to Africa saying Africans should brace themselves as the worst is still to come.

This is as the Covid-19 Delta variant continues to spread across the continent.

The WHO is therefore urging African countries to adhere to safety measures as they prepare for fresh vaccine rollouts to curb the spread of the virus.

According to Africa regional director of the Organization,  Dr Matsidisho Moeti, new infections across Africa are doubling every 18 days so the peak of the third wave could still be weeks away.

He noted that the last week of June was the worst week ever in terms of coronavirus infections on the continent.

In some countries, such as Namibia and Tunisia, hospitals are struggling to cope.

With less than 2% of the continent’s population fully vaccinated, many still remain at risk of becoming severely ill with the disease.

But the WHO expressed optimism that donations from the US and other countries through the Covax initiative will help countries boost vaccination campaigns.

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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