Coronavirus continues to cause panic all over the world, especially in developing countries where the health system in some of the countries is generally weak. The outbreak was first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan China, right now more than 52 countries have recorded cases related to coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has earlier last month declared a ‘public health emergency of international dimensions’.
To this point, however, only few cases of the virus have been reported in Africa.
Nevertheless, the President of Tanzania John Magufuli is captured on pictures shared by State House in what is branded as “foot greeting” with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad.
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According to reports, this action by the President is meant to encourage the citizenry to observe the new preventive measures suggested by the Health Ministry in combating against the deadly virus.
As of now only five Africa states recorded cases of the virus, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Senegal.
At 3,012 deaths and 80,409 confirmed cases according to Washington Post on Thursday, China remains by far the worst-hit overall. China’s official death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 3,000, but the epidemic there is now slowing according to health officials, while other countries are seeing outbreaks grow rapidly. In South Korea, mass testing has turned up almost 6,000 cases, with a death toll nearing 40. Italy has confirmed more than 3,000 cases, along with more than 100 deaths.