Africa COVID-19 cases have risen to more than 10,000 and caused more than 500 deaths, while the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world.
Around the globe, the United States on Saturday has passed Italy for the most confirmed covid-19 deaths in the world, with more than 20,000 fatalities, a figure experts have called ‘an underestimation.’
Melinda Gates, the wife of one of the world’s richest men Bill Gates, in a recent CNN interview warned about the crisis facing the African continent.
“Covid-19 will be horrible in the developing world”, she said, citing the failed healthcare and social systems in Africa.
“My heart is in Africa. I’m worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there have not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,”
Mrs. Gates said.