I must say, I thought long and hard before I wrote this article on Coronavirus in Africa.
First because I’m not a doctor, second because I don’t want to create further alarmism, third because I wanted to observe the developments and get a detailed idea of what this epidemic that is shaking the global economy is.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Africa is a continent with hundreds of problems. Living directly on this continent, the first thought when I heard the news of this virus was “here we are, just one more plague“.
While the world was preparing for the worst, an assumed worst and a mass hysteria, Africa was already fighting with much greater scourges than Covid-19.
An alphabet of hepatitis…
WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES Week 3: 13 – 19 January 2020 Data as reported by: 17:00; 19 January 2020 from World Health Organization.Click on the image to download the file.
So, is it safe or not?
In this article, we will share this list published by Africanews.com about the latest developments as authorities implement measures to contain the spread of the virus, especially on the African continent.
Uganda, Kenya defend stance on evacuations
Kenya to send upkeep to students in Wuhan
Zimbabwean woman tests negative
Rwanda’s health minister fired
Chinese national quarantined in Kenya
West African countries collaborate
Egypt records Africa’s first case
Uganda to send financial assistance to stranded students
Chinese doctor in Liberia offers help
South African company to export face masks to China
Africa’s response capacity boosted by WHO
Ethiopian defends stance on flying to China
Africa ADC asks countries to allow citizens return home
Ethiopia to quarantine all Wuhan entrants
Ghana records negative outcome for two suspected cases
Kenya to repatriate its students from Chinese city of Wuhan
Chinese embassy in Kenya issues orders
Africa’s first infection happens in China
African trio record cases, Air Tanzania ditches China route
Kenyan records new case, Nigeria ‘battle ready’
African airlines suspend flights to China
Ethiopia suspected cases test negative
Ethiopian Airlines denies reports of suspending flights
Ivory Coast’s suspected case tests negative
Mozambique suspends visa-on-arrival for travelers from China
Ethiopia isolates four suspected cases
Kenya rushes suspected case to hospital
Ivory Coast conducts first tests on African continent
At present the situation is secure, the very few cases recorded have proved to be false alarms in almost all cases. This shows that the African prevention machine is working.
What we feel we recommend is to travel without too much thought, and to continue to use the necessary precautions recommended by the WHO.
Now let’s see some detailed data about Covid-19
These data have been published by Worldometer and are available to be seen on their page.
For be in costant update you can check this link that is daily up to date with the latest cases and news.
Don’t get hysterical, travel!
Thanks to our copywriter on the ground.
Stefano Diossina, CEO & Founder of Heart of Africa S.r.l.