Seven countries in the African Union (AU) have been hit hard by the fifth wave of COVID-19. At this time Kenya and Mauritius are seeing even their sixth wave of Covid outbreak.
Ahmed Ogwell Ouma is the acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “COVID-19 is still here, and when we see countries entering the next wave, it’s very educational that we should continue to protect ourselves using nonpharmaceutical measures and for those who haven’t been vaccinated to get their next jab,” he said.
There were 29,077 new cases in Africa this week, a 3% increase over the previous week’s total. The WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, believes that lax public health measures or increased travel from northern nations could be to blame for the increase in cases in Africa.
She stated the weekly incidence is low compared to previous pandemic waves. Between May 16 and June 12, the Africa CDC recorded a 92% increase in new COVID-19 cases.
“People attending crowded political rallies should wear face masks and keep a safe distance from each other. There is no doubt that the number of infections will keep rising “Dr. John, the doctor commented.