COVID-19: Up to 3 million people in Africa May die - UN

A new report has warned as many 3.3 million people in Africa could lose their lives to coronavirus if intervention measures don't slow down its spread.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) report predicts between 300,000 and 3.3 million Africans could die as a direct result of Covid-19 if it is not stopped in its tracks.

Africa’s 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a fraction of the more than two million cases reported globally.

Africa has recorded more than 1,000 deaths from Covid-19 so far, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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