Coronavirus Coverage in Africa

I hope the lockdowns weren’t started too late…

Good for her! :clap:

I fear the virus will be devastating in many countries in Africa.

South African businesses prepared to shut down operations and supermarkets were inundated by shoppers as the country braced for a three-week lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/south-africa-readies-for-lockdown-with-virus-cases-mounting

The nation that created this deadly virus. they are crazy things, just because of jealousy and greed?

Hope things get better. I live in the UK and we are pretty much on lockdown now. Whether people listen or not is a different story.

great thread

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa is now 709 after 155 cases were reported overnight, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/covid-19-cases-in-south-africa-top-700-ahead-of-curfew/1779480

Coronavirus in Africa Tracker: How many covid-19 cases & where?

https://africanarguments.org/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-africa-tracker-how-many-cases-and-where-latest/

Aye, the highest number is in SA - the Govt there warned that this was likely.

Number of reasons, one they mentioned was being the Southern hemisphere they are approaching colder weather - no conclusive evidence other than flu-like viruses usually don’t thrive in hotter/drier climates.

One other point - the townships have a huge difficulty in ‘social distancing’ for various reasons, the SA Govt imposed a lockdown but how do you police it?

Sky News Uk headline: Coronavirus: The South African township where people just won’t follow the lockdown rules

It’s not people’s fault rather it’s the world of the have and have nots.

How can the haves help? - one way is to raise awareness.

Africa Is Two to Three Weeks Away From Height of Virus Storm

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-29/africa-is-two-to-three-weeks-away-from-height-of-virus-storm

Africa’s Biggest City on Lockdown to Curb Virus in Nigeria

Nigeria will restrict all movement of people and ordered businesses and offices closed in its two main cities, Lagos and Abuja, as well as Ogun state – the three areas in Africa’s most populous nation that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-29/nigeria-imposes-lockdown-on-its-two-main-cities-ogun-state