How is the WHO preparing for a coronavirus emergency in Africa?
It's a global concern and a growing one in Africa. COVID-19 has now been confirmed in at least 30 of the continent's 54 countries. So far Africa has been less affected than China or Europe. We get the latest from South Africa with correspondent Jane Flanagan. We also speak with Dr Michel Yao, Programme Manager for Emergency Response at the WHO's regional office for Africa.
WHO tells African states to "prepare for the worst"
Africa has been one of the least-affected continents by Covid 19. But, as the number of cases creep up, governments across the continent are ramping up prevention measures. Closing borders, imposing curfews, banning cruise ships .. just some of the examples across the continent. The number of cases in South Africa nearly doubled and Burkina Faso recorded the first Sub-Saharan fatality due to the coronavirus.
How Ghana plans to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Health authorities in Ghana have confirmed two more COVID-19 cases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, bringing the total confirmed cases to nine. Ghana Health Services says both cases are imported – the first a 56-year-old man who returned from the UK a week ago and the second, a 33 year-old Ghanaian who returned from a conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dr Frank Serebour, Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association joins CNBC Africa to discuss the resilience of Ghana's healthcare system to contain the pandemic.
GIPC’s Yofi Grant on Ghana’s COVID-19 economic plan
Ghana’s Finance Minister recently updated the country's parliament on the fiscal implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre joins CNBC Africa to discuss some key takeaways from the engagement.
How is the WHO preparing for a Covid-19 emergency in Africa
It's a global concern and a growing one in Africa. The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of the continent's 54 countries. So far Africa has been less affected than China or Europe. In this edition of Eye on Africa, we get the latest from South Africa with correspondent Jane Flanagan. We also speak with Dr Michel Yao, Programme Manager for Emergency Response at the WHO's regional office for Africa.
Four years after Ebola crisis, Liberia braces for coronavirus
Governments across Africa are scrambling to increase their capacity to deal with an expected surge in cases of COVID-19. Several countries are putting the focus on ramping up detection and prevention measures. We take a closer look at Liberia: The West African country had to deal with a devastating Ebola outbreak that ended just four years ago. Have lessons been learned and is its health infrastructure ready for another potential crisis? Finally, we report on the situation in Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe.