World Health Organisation (WHO) says while cases of coronavirus is being curtailed on other parts of the world, the pandemic is currently spreading faster in Africa which should concern everybody.
On Thursday, Nigeria recorded a new highest daily figure of confirmed cases yet with 681 announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
With that figure, Nigeria’s total tally of infected people rose to 14, 554 from 13, 873 reported the previous day.
WHO said the rate of new infections across the African continent rose from 100,000 to 200,000 within a short period, saying such rise shows how quickly the pandemic is accelerating.
“It took 98 days to reach the first 100,000 cases, and only 18 days to move to 200,000 cases,” Doctor Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, told a video briefing hosted by the UN press association in Geneva.
“Even though these cases in Africa account for less than three percent of the global total, it’s clear that the pandemic is accelerating,” he said.