publication . Article . 2020

Africa's COVID-19 Situation in Focus and Recent Happenings: A Mini Review

John Elvis Hagan; Bright Opoku Ahinkorah; Abdul-Aziz Seidu; Edward Kwabena Ameyaw; Thomas Schack;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Dec 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (issn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: Australia
Abstract
Given that COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has crept into Africa, a major public health crisis or threat continues to linger on the continent. Many local governments and various stakeholders have stepped up efforts for early detection and management of COVID-19. This mini review highlights the current trend in Africa, history and general epidemiological information on the virus. Current ongoing efforts (e.g., improving testing capacity) and some effective ways (e.g., intensified surveillance, quick detection, contact tracing, isolation measures [e.g., quarantine], and social distancing) of preventing and managing COVID-19 in Africa are described. The review concludes by e...
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