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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Corona can cause up to three million deaths in Africa, not just ventilators in those countries

The coronavirus has claimed more than 165,000 lives worldwide, and UN officials say Africa could be the next center of the coronavirus epidemic. He warned that at least three lakh people could die in the continent. The commission has demanded a hundred billion dollars to fight Corona.

Much of Africa is already struggling with poverty. But the UN says Corona could cause up to 30 million poor people. So far more than 4,000 cases have been reported from Africa and over one thousand have died. Ventilators, which are essential in the fight against corona, are in short supply in African countries.

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The New York Times reports that there are 10 countries in Africa where the hospital does not have a single ventilator. Let's say that there are 55 countries in the continent of Africa. Speaking of south sudan, there are five vice presidents but there are only four ventilators in the country.

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of ventilators for a population of tens of millions in 41 African countries is only two thousand. As well as 170000 ventilators in America alone.
The WHO also said that of the 55 countries in Africa, there are only 4 ICU beds in 43 countries. That is 5 beds per million people. While Europe has 4,000 ICU beds for 1 million people.

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