Coronavirus: Here are 33 African countries with confirmed Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus: Here are 33 African countries with confirmed Covid-19 cases

There are great concerns across the world as coronavirus spreads across countries and continents, with the death toll climbing up at a frightening rate.

At the time of filing this report, data from the World Health Organisation states that there are 234,073 confirmed cases and 9,840 deaths in 169 countries.

According to the WHO African Region, Africa has more than 700 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 33 countries, as of Thursday, March 19; a jump from 147 cases within one week.

Legit.ng lists below the African countries with confirmed cases of the widely spreading deadly virus. The data is sourced from the WHO African region, as of Friday, March 20.

Coronavirus: Here are 33 African countries with confirmed Covid-19 cases

Nigeria's health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire
Source: UGC

Egypt tops the list with 210 cases, South Africa follows closely with 150 while Algeria occupies the third spot with 83 cases.

Central African Republic, Gambia, Swaziland, Sudan, and Chad all have one case each at the time of filing this report.

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  1. Egypt - 210
  2. South Africa - 150
  3. Algeria - 83
  4. Morocco - 61
  5. Burkina Faso - 40
  6. Tunisia - 39
  7. Senegal - 38
  8. Cameroon - 15
  9. Congo - 14
  10. Nigeria - 12
  11. Ghana - 11
  12. Rwanda - 11
  13. Côte d’Ivoire - 9
  14. Ethiopia - 9
  15. Togo - 9
  16. Kenya - 7
  17. Mauritius - 7
  18. Seychelles - 6
  19. Tanzania - 6
  20. Equatorial Guinea - 4
  21. Congo - Brazzaville - 3
  22. Gabon - 3
  23. Namibia - 3
  24. Benin - 2
  25. Guinea - 2
  26. Liberia - 2
  27. Mauritania - 2
  28. Zambia - 2
  29. Central African Republic - 1
  30. Gambia - 1
  31. Swaziland - 1
  32. Sudan - 1
  33. Chad - 1

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Meanwhile, in line with the ban placed on large crowds in Lagos by the state government due to outbreak of coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the police to arrest anyone who violates the directive.

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During a broadcast in Lagos on Friday, March 20, Sanwo-Olu said that such gatherings include social clubs, night clubs, event centres and others.

The governor said that to prevent the spread of the pandemic, the police have been given the go-ahead to arrest and disperse all such gatherings in the state.

In his view, social distancing is the best preventive measure against the virus until a cure is found for it.

Moreover, he went on to reveal that operators of high capacity buses would be allowed to convey only a maximum of 47 passengers.

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