Coronavirus affects 33 countries, kills 17 in Africa –WHO

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The Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has revealed that there are now 633 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 33 African countries.

The UN health agency stated this on its official regional Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Thursday.

According to the WHO, there have been 17 COVID-19 related deaths as of today (Thursday).

In the past 24 hours, the agency said the Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia had announced the first cases.

"The WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnosis and treatment.

“Be careful while traveling to stop the spread of germs and protect yourself against COVID19.

"Avoid close, unprotected contact with anyone who develops cold or flu symptoms.

"Seek medical attention immediately if you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath," he advised.

POSTCARD DAILY recalls that the agency had revealed earlier this week that the coronavirus has affected 27 countries in Africa.

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