190,000 could die in Africa from coronavirus if not contained in the first year of the pandemic, W.H.O warns

W.H.O predicts that about 190,000 Africans may die if the coronavirus pandemic continues.


The World Health Organization (W.H.O) on Thursday says that up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail.

According to a new study cited by the UN health Agency through its regional office in Brazzaville, it was found out that between 83,000 and 190,000 could die and 29 to 44 million be infected during the period of the pandemic.

WHO said in a statement that this was curtained through a research based on prediction modelling and covers 47 countries with a total population of one billion. Experts have been consistently warning that Africa could be the next epicenter of the coronavirus due to its incompetent health infrastructure, high rates of poverty, numerous conflicts and misunderstandings.

Luckily enough the virus has been slow to spread across the continent, which has yet not recorded the soaring number of infectious disease or deaths seen in Europe, the United States and elsewhere but that does not mean that the coronavirus couldn’t spread to that extent if care is not taken.

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