Getting Ahead Key to Change Course of COVID-19 - WHO Africa

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa, says the reasons the virus has not spread as quickly in Africa as it has in the northern hemisphere are not yet clear. But, she said, while WHO is still monitoring and analysing what has been done in different regions, it encourages "strong early precautionary measures" to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This map illustrates confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa on March 19, 2020. Cases in countries outside the WHO African Region are shown for context.


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