190000 people may die as in Africa 44 million may get infected of covid 19, WHO warns
World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned African Countries as thousands of people are likely to loose life due to the deadly Corona Virus.
According to WHO about 190,000 people in Africa are likely to die from the coronavirus and 44 million could get infected in the first year 2020-2021 of the pandemic if containment measures fail.
The warning comes as the continent has registered over 53,201 cases and 2,027 deaths.
The United Nations agency said 3.6 million to 5.5 million people could be hospitalised due to the deadly virus.
From this figure, about 82,000 to 167,000 would be severe cases requiring oxygen, and 52,000 to 107,000 would be critical, needing breathing support.
With this situation African countries must prepare for the tough times ahead.
This is a lower projection from the initial figures from the UN Economic Commission for Africa, which estimated that at least 300,000 people on the continent were likely to be killed by the virus and 29 million pushed into extreme poverty.
Currently, many people are struggling to service bank loans, businesses have collapsed due to various measures put forward to fight the spread of Corona Virus.
The WHO regional office for Africa said 83,000 to 190,000 people could die from Covid-19 and 29 million to 44 million get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment fails.
Their research looks at 47 countries with a total population of one billion.
This has come at a time when Uganda government is challenged with food distribution to needy people which is the biggest threat to lock down which has proved to be the best way to fight the Virus.