UN lauds Africa’s success in COVID-19 fight

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By Victoria Ojeme
The United Nations has commended Africa for its exceptional management of the COVID-19 pandemic with record low incidences and deaths.

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said this yesterday while addressing a virtual press conference, adding that the developing countries have done better than developed countries as regards the management of the pandemic.

COVID-19 has spread rapidly and extensively to most countries in the world, resulting in considerable mortality in Europe and the United States, as well as in numerous upper-middle-income countries in South America and Asia.

Experts predicted millions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa because many countries in the continent rank poorly on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. However, more than five months after the first cases in Africa were detected, prevalence and mortality are still low.

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