The World Health Organisation, WHO says Africa has reached the pivotal point in the COVID-19 third wave of the pandemic
According to WHO, following eight consecutive weeks of a fast-moving surge, new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed down, but this may be short-lived.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, who spoke on Thursday, warned that Africa’s third wave was far from over.
“Be under no illusions, Africa’s third wave is absolutely not over. This small step forward offers hope and inspiration but must not mask the big picture for Africa.
“Many countries are still at peak risk and Africa’s third wave surged up faster and higher than ever before. The Eid celebrations which we marked this week may also result in a rise in cases. We must all double down on prevention measures to build on these fragile gains,” she stated.