The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 633 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Africa in 33 countries.
The UN health agency disclosed this in its regional official twitter account @WHOAFRO.
According to WHO, there have been 17 COVID-19-related deaths as of Thursday.
In the past 24 hours, the agency said the Gambia, Mauritius, and Zambia had announced the first cases.
“WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics, and treatment.
“Take care while traveling to stop the spread of germs and protect yourself against COVID19.
“Avoid unprotected close contact with anyone developing cold or flu-like symptoms.
“Immediately seek medical care if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing,’’ it advised.
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