Coronavirus pandemic now on Africa’s doorstep … is a whole new crisis looming?

Thursday, March 19, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Franz Walker
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2Over the past months, the COVID-19 outbreak has quickly worked its way out of Asia and into Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Now, another continent is beginning to feel the effects of the global pandemic — Africa.

As of writing time, Africa has nearly 450 cases of COVID-19, spread within 30 of the continent’s 54 countries. Of these, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) identified a dozen countries where local virus transmission is taking place. These include some of the nations with the most cases on the continent such as Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco and Senegal.

Prior to this, a number of cases had already been reported on the continent. However, these were from people arriving from abroad — something that has caused a number of African nations to impose travel bans on foreigners coming from Europe and the United States. Now the growing number of cases where the disease was transmitted locally is bringing greater concern.

Latest cases in Africa

A cruise ship was quarantined off Cape Town in South Africa after six passengers shared a flight from Istanbul, Turkey with a cargo ship worker and a colleague who has since shown symptoms of COVID-19. The eight have since been evacuated and quarantined. Meanwhile, the remaining cruise ship passengers are being tested onboard the ship while in quarantine. Officials, however, have yet to release the number of passengers and crew on board. The news comes as the number of cases in South Africa increased to 85, with 8 new cases from local transmission reported Tuesday night.

Liberia has reported its second case of the virus, one day after its first. The patient in this latest case is a domestic worker under the employ of the first patient, a local official who recently arrived from Switzerland.

Other countries that have announced new cases include Africa’s most popular nation Nigeria, as well as Rwanda and Kenya. The latter has since proclaimed that Saturday would be a day of prayer but has also urged people to do so at home.

Two foreign diplomats in Africa have also caught the virus. The latest case in Ethiopia is a diplomat working for the British Embassy who had recently arrived from Dubai. Meanwhile, Italy’s ambassador to Burkina Faso, Andrea Romussi, has announced that he had tested positive for the virus.

African nations response to the coronavirus

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2 Responses to “Coronavirus pandemic now on Africa’s doorstep … is a whole new crisis looming?”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    China wants to eliminate LOTS of over populated Africa. How much you wanna bet Africa mysteriously gets hit the hardest by this.

  2. Robert Edward Lee

    Did (((they))) put covid19 into chem trails in certain areas ??????

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