WHO: Africa will have up to 44 million infected if the measures are not proactive.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning about the situation in Africa during the coronavirus pandemic, noting that a pandemic on that continent could kill up to 190,000 people.
As early as last month, the WHO warned that the number of infected people in Africa could reach 10 million in the first six months, but that the final number would depend on government action.
The organization conducted another study last week, which predicted between 29 and 44 million people infected in the first year of the pandemic if coronavirus control measures were not effective.
This will overload the healthcare system as there are only nine intensive care facilities per million inhabitants across the continent.
“The Coyd-19 will become a permanent part of life unless governments take a proactive approach in the region. We need to test, monitor, isolate, and treat the sick, “said WHO Director-General Matshidiso Moeti.