WHO Names Ghana Among Top Ten Countries Spreading Coronavirus In Africa

Ten African countries are driving the spread of COVID-19 in the continent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Ivory Coast account for nearly 80% of all cases.

WHO Sub-Saharan Africa regional director Matshidiso Moeti says the pandemic is spreading fast on the continent where more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases have now been reported.

“It took 98 days to reach 100,000 cases and only 18 to move to 200,000, ” Dr Moeti said.

South Africa is the most affected country, accounting for more than 25% of the continent’s total cases, with Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces reporting high numbers of cases and deaths daily.

“For now Africa still only accounts for a small fraction of cases worldwide. But the pace of the spread is quickening.

“Swift and early action by African countries has helped to keep numbers low but constant vigilance is needed to stop Covid-19 from overwhelming health facilities,” Dr Moeti added.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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