The WHO puts the number of all infections on the continent at 59 million, over seven times more than the eight million reported cases.
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“Although progress is being made, many African countries have barely moved beyond the starting line,” Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement issued in Nairobi late on Thursday.
WHO Regional Office for Africa said this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo on Thursday.
Moetti, who was addressing a virtual press conference, said over 175,000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 6,200 deaths were reported in Africa in the last week.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the agency’s Regional Director for Africa, gave the warning during a briefing on Thursday.
The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
Moeti made this known in a statement posted on WHO Regional Office for Africa website.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, says Africa is on the verge of being certified free of wild poliovirus.
Moeti, in a statement posted on the organisation’s website, said Senegal reported its first case of COVID-19 on Monday, becoming the fourth African country to confirm the virus
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