Our best decision is preventing this virus from infiltrating the continent. That’s the only practical strategy before us. We shouldn’t even imagine a curative strategy, because we do not have the health system capable of catering for our population if it comes to mass infection.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) March 17, 2020
With an estimated population of 1.3 billion, Africa is affected by COVID-19 at a time when several of its countries, despite the challenges of underdevelopment, are on a path to emergence, while others continue to grapple with terrorism.