8,000 Health Workers Have Been Infected With COVID-19 In Africa — WHO

A member of South Sudanese Ministry of Health’s Rapid Response Team take a sample from a man who has recently been in contact with a confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Juba, South Sudan on April 13, 2020. – Four cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed among United Nations (UN) national and international staff in South Sudan. (Photo by Alex McBride / AFP) (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP via Getty Images)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that over 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Africa.



The international health agency made the announcement in a tweet shared on its official Twitter handle.


It read;


More than 8,000 health workers have been infected with #COVID19 in the Region. This is why infection prevention & control #IPC awareness is vital for all. @WHO & partners have trained 50,000+ health workers to protect themselves & patients, & aims to reach over 200,000 in 2020.



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