ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2024-02-25  |  UPDATED: 1402/11/15 - 18:13:1 FA | AR | PS | EN
Formation of the Federalist Assembly of Afghanistan             Israel launches missile attack on outskirts of Damascus, killing Syrian civilians             íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care             Three US troops killed, dozens injured in drone attack in Syria             Trump says NATO will not come to rescue if US attacked             Ukraine beset by $40m fraud in arms procurement amid war with Russia            US approves sale of F-16 jets to Turkey after Ankara ratifies Swedenís NATO membership             UNSC to meet to discuss ICJ ruling on Israeli genocide in Gaza             Taliban: Afghanistan Does Not Have Formal Border With Pakistan             Gazaís major health facility collapses amid Israeli attacks: MSF             Americans to redeploy nuclear weapons in UK amid fears of WW3             Biden makes history: 1st sitting US president sued for complicity in genocide             Trump walks out of courtroom during closing arguments of Carrollís attorney            US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex            US-UK aggression against Yemen risks expansion of war: Iran            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/04/31 - 22:26:2
VISIT: 730
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

World Health Organization issues warning to African countries on Covid-19 outbreak


WHOís Michael Ryan and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have warned about the impact of COVID-19 in Africa

The executive director of the World Health Organizationís (WHO) Health Emergency Program, has warned that the African continent is faced with a steep acceleration of coronavirus cases.

Dr. Michael Ryan made this grim prediction during his regular press briefing yesterday (July 20).

The African continent has reported a low number of cases compared to the rest of the world, but the infection and mortality rate keep on increasing.

According to the latest update, South Africa has reported 13,373 new cases, the fourth largest globally.

Many African states have some of the worldís weakest health systems which make it hard to manage the virus.

Mali for example, has few ventilators for a population of 20 million people. More broadly, the continent as a whole depends heavily on outside assistance to deal with a wide range of infectious outbreaks including Ebola and Cholera.

In fact additional resources and assistance was required even prior to the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Ryan referred to the Covid-19 pandemic as a "wake-up call" for the continent, especially as social distancing is nearly impossible in densely populated urban areas of African countries. Moreover, imposing lockdowns in African countries is impractical in view of harsh economic realities.

In that context, the African Union has reported a loss of nearly $55 billion in the travel and tourism sectors in the past three months alone. Airlines have lost around $8 billion and some may not survive the crisis.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed global recommendations to help safely restart the global aviation industry. Kenya airways will soon resume international flights as the 15-member Economic Community of West African States has decided to reopen their airspaces on July 21.

Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi have officially announced plans to restart flights on August 01.

In view of the opening up of airspaces even as Covid-19 cases continue to climb, the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has strongly encouraged nations to take all necessary health precautions, with special emphasis on contact tracing.

For his part, Dr. Ryan said: "We do not have to wait for a vaccine we have to save lives now...I think that [COVID-19] has to be taken very very seriously".

 

SOURCE: PRESS TV

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/19505


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care


US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex


UN agency says over half a million Palestinians face Ďcatastrophic hungerí in Gaza


Survivors of Russian charter flight crash transferred to Kabul


Pro-Israel lobby ousted ABC journalist, prompting staff to call for industrial action


UNICEF: Afghan earthquakes leave 100,000 children in urgent need of aid this winter


Thousands rage in Toronto against Israeli genocide as Gaza war marks 100 days


Thousands rally in front of White House to demand ceasefire in Gaza


Increased Taliban arrests lead to Kabul families restricting womenís movement


Taliban arrests dozens of women in Kabul for Ďimproper hijab,í says womenís group





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Federalism in Afghanistan: Opportunities and Challenges

Formation of the Federalist Assembly of Afghanistan

Israel launches missile attack on outskirts of Damascus, killing Syrian civilians

íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care

Three US troops killed, dozens injured in drone attack in Syria

Trump says NATO will not come to rescue if US attacked

Ukraine beset by $40m fraud in arms procurement amid war with Russia

US approves sale of F-16 jets to Turkey after Ankara ratifies Swedenís NATO membership

UNSC to meet to discuss ICJ ruling on Israeli genocide in Gaza

Taliban: Afghanistan Does Not Have Formal Border With Pakistan

Gazaís major health facility collapses amid Israeli attacks: MSF

Americans to redeploy nuclear weapons in UK amid fears of WW3

Biden makes history: 1st sitting US president sued for complicity in genocide

Trump walks out of courtroom during closing arguments of Carrollís attorney

US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex

US-UK aggression against Yemen risks expansion of war: Iran

Yemen directly hits US warship with ballistic missile

Hamas has self-reliantly opposed the three giant intelligence agencies of the world!

President Raeisi calls for UN reform, says body unable to end Gaza genocide

Pedram: The Abduction of Hazara and Tajik Women Recalls the Crimes of Abdur Rahman

Special envoys from G7 countries discuss Afghanistan in London meeting

Turkish lawmakers open debate over Swedenís NATO membership

UN agency says over half a million Palestinians face Ďcatastrophic hungerí in Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Al-Maghazi operation proved defeat of Israeli regime in Gaza war

European support for Israel damaging energy security on the continent, report says

Pakistan Army Kills Seven ĎTerroristsí Near Afghan Border

Israel kills at least 190 people in Khan Younis in 24 hours

UNAMA report: 49 Hazara community members killed in Afghanistan in three months

Indiaís Modi inaugurates Hindu temple on site of razed mosque ahead of elections

US 2024 election: DeSantis drops out of Republican presidential race, backs Trump

Survivors of Russian charter flight crash transferred to Kabul

Iranís anti-terror strikes Ďclear messageí to certain recipients: Foreign Ministry

Ethnic mass killings in one Sudan city last year left up to 15,000 dead: UN report

Iran says reserves right to avenge Israelís assassination of IRGC advisors

Rocket barrage targets Ain al-Asad base housing US forces in western Iraq

Lebanese media: Israeli drone kills 2 Hamas members in southern Lebanon

Five IRGC advisors assassinated in Israeli aggression on Syria

Pakistan recalls ambassador from Tehran

Iraqi PM stresses to NATO chief ending of foreign troops

UN chief reiterates call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š