7 African countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic

7 African countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic

As the world continues to battle with the novel coronavirus, the federal republic of Nigeria is now the 7th most stricken African country by the rampaging disease.

This is is according to statics updated by worldometers on Wednesday, April 29.

Recall that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 28, announced 195 Covid-19 cases, the highest daily figure recorded so far by the agency.

In a series of tweets on its verified Twitter handle as at 11:50 pm, NCDC made the announcement as Nigeria's coronavirus cases tragically soared to 1532 figure benchmark.

1. Egypt- 5,042 cases

2. South Africa - 4,996 cases

3. Morocco - 4,252 cases

4. Algeria - 3,649 cases

5. Cameroon - 1,806 cases

6. Ghana - 1,671 cases

7. Nigeria - 1,532 cases

Here are the death and recovery figures for the countries listed:

Egypt - 359 deaths, 1, 304 recoveries

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Algeria - 437 deaths, 1,650 recoveries

South Africa - 93 deaths, 2,073 recoveries

Morocco - 165 deaths, 778 recoveries

Cameroon: 59 deaths, 915 recoveries

Ghana: 16 deaths, 188 recoveries

Nigeria: 44 deaths, 255 recovered

Globally, there are 3,138,785 Covid-19 cases shared across territories and countries since the virus was first discovered in China's Wuhan city last year.

Legit.ng reported that the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the sum of $3.4 billion to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 fight.

The grant to Nigeria is the highest so far to any member country. The grant, called Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), is granted to member countries that are not under an IMF programme.

The news was announced on Twitter by a former African Development Bank Former AfDB Lead Economist on Nigeria, Barbara Barungi.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has disclosed that federal offices nationwide can open from May 4 for workers to resume work.

According to PTF, the resumption will be based on specific grade levels.

The Nation reports that the banking, construction, construction, manufacturing sectors, as well as food processing companies, will be allowed to open from Monday.

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