Situation reports, WHO African Region COVID 19

WHO Regional Office for Africa

In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks. Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections. Since the start of the outbreak the World Health Organization (WHO) has been supporting African governments with early detection by providing thousands of COVID-19 testing kits to countries, training dozens of health workers and strengthening surveillance in communities. Forty-seven countries in the WHO African region can now test for COVID-19. At the start of the outbreak only two could do so. WHO has issued guidance to countries, which is regularly updated to take into account the evolving situation.

Key wordscoronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) / disaster / mental health