I think it is important if we keep updating each other on the current outbreak of coronavirus disease. This helps us to be on the know-how an if there are new information we should know about.
Tanzania has become the latest country to report a new case of coronavirus infection. Currently, 25 African countries have cases of 2019 novel coronavirus. It appeared African countries were spared and the scientists were baffled why Africans weren’t infected or why there were no deaths related to the coronavirus. I haven’t yet heard of any death resulting from those infected in Africa.
Unlike in western countries, it is difficult to track people who were in contact with infected ones. This is when you consider many people live in slums or informal settlements. Also, public vehicles are overcrowded with passengers.
When you consider a large percentage of African countries have poor health systems, it makes things worse. Remember African nations are struggling to keep under control malaria which is a killer disease in Africa. The other diseases that are straining health resources are HIV/AIDS, TB, measles, polio and cancer.
How Africa will deal with coronavirus is the big question. If the infection rises, it will be the most hit.