Monday, April 27, 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic: UNESCO Laureate, Professor, Sir Bashiru Aremu Tasked WHO On Proactiveness As Cases In African Continent Rises To 30,000..

By Victor Bieni

UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu has advises The World Health Organisation (WHO) on proactiveness in line with WHO's reports from its Regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo says the number of COVID-19 cases  has increased to over 30,000.

UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu reacted to The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Sunday. “Over 30,000 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent with over 9,000 associated recoveries and 1,300 deaths recorded,’’ it said.

In the words of Professor Bashiru Aremu: "I appealed to The World Health Organisation (WHO)  in line with  information of  The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffered the most severe outbreak, while Cameroon and Ghana had more than 2, 500 confirmed cases".

 "The figures on the dashboard showed that South Africa, Algeria, and Cameroon had continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases. It showed that South Africa had 4, 361 cases and 86 deaths followed by Algeria with 3, 256 cases and 419 deaths, while Cameroon had 1,518 confirmed cases with 53 deaths".

  "The dashboard, South Sudan, Sao Tome, and Principe, Mauritania is a country with the lowest confirmed cases in the region. It showed that South Sudan had the lowest confirmed cases of five reported with zero death".

"Mauritania, the dashboard showed, was the second country with the lowest confirmed cases with seven reported cases and one death. Sao Tome and Principe, the third country with the lowest cases, had recorded eight confirmed cases with zero death. Also, the dashboard showed that Nigeria was number five among the countries with the highest cases with 1, 182 confirmed cases and 35 deaths".

"UNESCO Laureate, Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu said this is a challenge before them as a stakeholder on this matter and they have to act fast so that that the ratio of this virus should not increase more than this in Africa".

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