Good Morning: Summary Of Covid-19 Update In African

As the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak continue expanding through out the world, this is going to be the biggest history to be remember ever.

Let’s look at summary of what is happening in African concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 12,995,037 cases have been detected worldwide, with 570,435 deaths and 7,157,634 people recovered.

South Africa: 276,242 cases / 4,079 deaths

Nigeria: 32,558 cases / 740 deaths

Ghana: 24,518 / 139 deaths

Brief News

Cameroon says no to hosting final stages of African Champions League

The final stages of this year’s African Champions League must find a new venue after Cameroon said on Monday it would not host the three remaining matches of this year’s competition.

Cameroon had been asked by the Confederation of African Football last month to host two semi-finals and the final of the continent’s top club competition, which had been postponed in May because of the Covid-19 pandemic, in September.

However, Cameroon Football Federation president Seidou Mbombo Njoya told a news conference his government had vetoed the plans because of concerns over transmission of the novel coronavirus.

130m more people could go hungry due to Covid-19 pandemic – UN report

The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, a global study on hunger and malnutrition produced jointly by a coalition of UN agencies, has warned that the financial effects of the coronavirus crisis could see many more people pushed into chronic hunger by the end of 2020.

The report, which was published, reveals 690 million people around the worldwide went hungry in 2019 – and estimates that this figure could end up rising by over 130 million in 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems, says the World Health Organization (WHO), which is among the UN bodies involved in producing the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

“While it is too soon to assess the full impact of the lockdowns and other containment measures, the report estimates that at a minimum, another 83 million people, and possibly as many as 132 million, may go hungry in 2020 as a result of the economic recession triggered by Covid-19.”

Study suggests Covid-19 immunity can only last for a matter of months

A study carried out by researchers at King’s College London in the UK has found that people who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity within the space of just a few months.

The study, whose results have been published in the medical journal Medrxiv, showed that antibody levels peaked two to three weeks after the onset of symptoms, and began to decline within as little as two to three months.

This observational study highlights that antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 circulating in blood are declining after infection,” said Dr Katie Doores, who led the study. “Further research is needed to determine the level of antibodies required for protection from infection.”

 

Nigeria ministry of health confirms new guidelines

Updated guidelines for the eased lockdown Phase 2 issued by MOH.

The Coronavirus pandemic is real, please stay safe.

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