WHO fears ‘silent’ COVID-19 epidemic in Africa

WHO fears ‘silent’ COVID-19 epidemic in Africa

  • Post published:May 26, 2020
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Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organisation is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders fail to prioritize testing for it.

“My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic in Africa.

“So, we must continue to push leaders to prioritise testing,” WHO Special Envoy Samba Sow, told a news conference in Geneva on Monday.

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