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41 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases, confirmed 2,234 cases – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 2,234 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 41 African countries.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, head of WHO Regional Office for Africa

The UN health agency disclosed this in its regional official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The agency said: “There are 2,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases across 41 countries in the WHO African Region and a total of 73 recoveries and 39 deaths.

“WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment.’’

According to the agency, handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“But not everyone has access to running water at all times.

“The tippy tap is one simple and safe way to wash your hands when there is no running water,” it said.

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