Nearly 400,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19s in Africa have suffered economic and social development

Xinhua News Agency, Addis Ababa, June 29th, Xinhua News Agency reporters in Africa reported: The data released by the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the 29th showed that as of that day, the cumulative number of COVID-19 diagnosed cases in Africa reached 383,747. There were 9691 deaths and 183421 cases were cured. Affected by the epidemic, the economic and social development of African countries is suffering.

A total of 54 African countries have already experienced COVID-19 epidemics, with southern Africa being the most affected by the epidemic, followed by northern Africa. The three countries with the most severe epidemics are South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Africa has exceeded 130,000, and Egypt and Nigeria have exceeded 65,000 and 24,000, respectively.

According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African countries with more confirmed cases per 1 million population include Djibouti, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Cape Verde and Equatorial Guinea. Djibouti, with a population of less than 1 million, has more than 4,500 confirmed cases.

The Ministry of Health of Rwanda reported on the 29th that there were 101 newly confirmed cases and a total of 1001 cases. This is the first time the number of new cases in Rwanda since the outbreak in March exceeded 100.

The economic and social development of African countries has been affected by the spread of the epidemic. The African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement on the 29th that some African workers have lost their jobs due to the epidemic, further aggravating the gap between the rich and the poor on the African continent.

African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointed out that after the outbreak, local medical resources are more concentrated on the treatment of patients with COVID-19s. Many Africans have interrupted access to public health services, including the inability to vaccinate normally, affecting the diagnosis and treatment of patients with other diseases. Wait.

The Nigerian Pioneer News reported on the 29th that the acting president of the Nigerian Employers’ Consulting Association, Taiwo Adeni, said that affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, only 15.8% of Nigeria’s businesses can maintain normal operations. Although the federal government has launched a number of stimulus packages for SMEs, many companies have closed down and a large number of other companies are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Nanbia’s executive director of the Ministry of Health Ben Nongombe said that Namibia is currently facing a shortage of isolation facilities and personal protective equipment. In the context of global anti-epidemic, this is not just a problem facing Namibia.

The South African media reported on the 28th that the current 9 provinces in South Africa have no extra funds to build more medical facilities for patients with COVID-19s. In Gauteng, the most densely populated and smallest area, new cases are rising rapidly. There is a serious shortage of medical resources in some areas.

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo said in a televised speech on the evening of the 28th that he will extend the three-month preferential treatment for the frontline medical staff, which means that they will be in the next three months China can be exempted from payroll tax, and each person will also receive a 50% subsidy of the basic salary every month. (Note holder: Wang Shoubao; participating reporters: Guo Jun, Zheng Yangzi, Wu Changwei, Yang Mengxi, Wen Hao, Zhang Gaiping, Xu Zheng, Zhao Yupeng, Yang Zhen, Xing Jianqiao, Jing Jing, Li Sibo, Gao Zhu, Nie Zuguo, Wang Songyu, Lu Tianran )

Source: 新华网

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