The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Africa may experience an increase in cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said Africa needs to wake up as official numbers of COVID-19 cases do not likely reflect the full picture.
According to the WHO DG, numbers of positive cases could scale up quickly if care is not taken.
Tedros said: “Till date more than 200,000 people have been and more than 8,000 killed with Africa as the least affected.
“Africa should wake up, Probably we have undetected cases or unreported cases.
“Even if there truly were no more than 233 cases of the disease in Africa, he warned that that number could scale up quickly.
“In other countries, we have seen how the virus actually accelerates after a certain tipping point, so the best advice for Africa is to prepare for the worst and prepare today
“WHO’s recommendation is actually that mass gatherings should be avoided.”
The individuals were reported to have arrived in the country from the United Kingdom and the United States.