Africa Surpasses 2 Million Coronavirus Cases

A child walks past a COVID-19 graffiti in Sowetos Orlando West area near Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday. Africa has actually surpassed 2 million verified coronavirus cases as the continents top public health authorities alerts that “we are undoubtedly edging toward a 2nd wave” of infections.

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A child walks past a COVID-19 graffiti in Sowetos Orlando West township near Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday. Africa has actually surpassed 2 million verified coronavirus cases as the continents leading public health authorities alerts that “we are inevitably edging towards a 2nd wave” of infections.

Jerome Delay/AP

Pandemic tiredness, for the time being, is Africas biggest threat. “We can not relent. If we relent, then all the sacrifices we put into efforts over the past 10 months will be wiped away,” Africa Centers for Disease Control director John Nkengasong alerts.

The Associated Press reports that more than 48,000 people have died due to the pandemic in Africa. Pandemic tiredness, for the time being, is Africas greatest threat. If we relent, then all the sacrifices we put into efforts over the previous 10 months will be wiped away,” Africa Centers for Disease Control director John Nkengasong warns.

The African continent has reached the somber milestone of 2 million coronavirus cases as of Thursday. The Associated Press reports that more than 48,000 people have actually died due to the pandemic in Africa. The continent has fared better than several nations, including France, Brazil, India and of course the United States.

Even though a vaccine might be coming, it might be some time prior to it reaches Africa, the AP reported.

Although a vaccine might be coming, it could be a long time prior to it reaches Africa, the AP reported. The vaccine developed by Pfizer needs to be kept at nearly 100 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Modernas vaccine, simply above freezing. Nkengasong states spending for that sort of storage “currently creates an imbalance in the reasonable circulation or access to those vaccines” with richer countries better able to handle it.

With 1.3 billion people living in 54 nations spread across the continents 11.7 million square miles, the measure of Africas 2 million cases is a success story. Just if its people stay watchful.