SO SAD!!! Over 300,000 May Die From Coronavirus In Africa – UN Economic Commission Predicts

Posted by E.L.E.X on April 17 2020 under News









A report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has indicated that over 300,000 Africans may lose their lives due to COVID-19.

UNECA also estimates that the situation could push close to 27 million people into extreme poverty.

The report, which was launched on Friday and titled: “COVID-19: Protecting African Lives and Economies”, estimates that Africa’s fragile health systems could see additional costs being imposed on it.

The agency explained that the predictions are the result of the growing global health crisis that has left more than 16,000 Africans infected and claimed over 800 lives at the time of the report’s launch.

Speaking on the effect of the pandemic, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, ECA, Ms Vera Songwe, explained that to protect and build toward the continent’s shared prosperity, 100 billion dollars is needed to urgently and immediately provide fiscal space to all countries.

According to her, it will help address the immediate safety net needs of the populations.

Songwe noted that Africa is particularly susceptible because 56 per cent of its urban population is concentrated in slums or informal dwellings and only 34 percent of African households have access to basic handwashing facilities.

“The economic costs of the pandemic have been harsher than the direct impact of the COVID-19.

“Across the continent, all economies are suffering from the sudden shock to the economies.

“The physical distancing needed to manage the pandemic is suffocating and drowning economic activity,”

She added.




YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Related Posts Pictures

I love you is not in what you say but do - Nigerian man reveals he sold a land, car and property to fulfil wifes dream of studying in Australia

Related Posts Pictures

THIS IS SERIOUS!! Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Flown To Abuja As Kidney Failure Complicates His Coronavirus Treatment

Related Posts Pictures

SO SAD!! Two Killed As Police Scared Party Attendants (SEE VIDEO)

Related Posts Pictures

Popular Ghanaian TV station accidentally airs hardcore porn on live TV (Photos)

Related Posts Pictures

Sowore: You can not release anyone on compassionate grounds - Femi Falana fires back at AGF Malami

Comments


Add Comment

All fields are required!








Contact Us Picture

Are you interested in Advert placement | Promoting your Music or Video | Other Enquiries? We are always available to get that done for you without breaking a sweat. Send us a mail @ elextechnologies4@gmail.com | Call us @ 08132021949 | Message us via whatsapp @ 08132021949