In the weeks (and now a few months) the hopes of epidemiologists and virologists that the Covid-19 virus could attenuate its strength are rapidly crumbling in the face of the sudden increase in cases in various countries.
We can now say with certainty, Africa is not exempt from contagion. The bulletins of the expansion of this disease are destined to increase, also exposing Africa to the nightmare that many other countries in the world are experiencing.
To date, April 27, the spread of Covid across the African continent has exceeded the threshold of 30,000 cases, according to data released by the WHO, which shows that the progress of coronavirus in Africa is currently remaining slow.
Again according to the data of April 27, Africa remains the area of the globe least affected by the spread of the Covid-19 virus, which now runs around 3 million cases worldwide.
Despite this, it must be remembered that these data, unfortunately, are uncertain. Although low, it must be remembered that the various African countries have rather significant active outbreaks. The most critical situations are concentrated in northern and southern Africa: currently 4,000 cases in South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria. Cameroon and Ghana are growing, followed by Tunisia and Ivory Coast.
However, there are not a few countries where numbers remain under control: Mauritania, Burundi, Sao Tomè, South Sudan.
In general, the measures taken by the various governments are almost always very rigid and aim at prevention. Lockdown has been declared almost everywhere, although it is easy to imagine how measures similar to those of western countries are not practicable on the African continent.
Leveraging on the African low middle age, one can only hope that in the long term the damage from coronavirus will be less than the rest of the world, thus allowing a socio-economic recovery of the various countries of the continent.