COVID-19: “We Are Concerned About Community Transmission In West Africa” – WHO

 COVID-19: “We Are Concerned About Community Transmission In West Africa” – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed worries about community transmission of Coronavirus in West Africa.

The WHO Africa Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, in a tweet, said although many Countries on the continent are making progress in the fight against the pandemic, the rate of community transmission in West Africa is on the increase.

She said: “In terms of the situation in Africa, we are continuing to see an increase in cases; what is very encouraging is that we have a number of countries who have reported zero cases over a couple of weeks.”

Dr Matshidiso admitted that it has not been easy for African Governments to take decisions in the face of the Pandey as there is always a need “to balance” between the health of the people and the economy.

She, therefore, called for the use of data by various Governments, warning that the virus may spread if cities are not on lockdown.

According to her, Governments across the continent must make tough decisions even as the disease ravages the world, stressing that “this is where we are worldwide.”

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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