According to reports, Africa can flatten the curve, possibly without extending the nationwide lockdown, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
Spokesperson, Dr. Margaret Harris says, “Africa has an advantage and understands the importance of surveillance. While the rest of the world was taken by surprise, my feeling is Africa is better placed in many ways. It is still relatively early, there is still time to flatten to curve”.
Harris says people must continue to maintain social distancing, keep hands clean and identify cases quickly.
According to eNCA, Harris believes Africa is most likely to deal with COVID-19 much better than the rest of the world.
Saying that the continent’s experience with other outbreaks will help.