Africa recorded its first case of the novel COVID-19 on February 14, 2020 in Egypt. Since then more than 25,940 confirmed cases of the deadly disease have been recorded across the continent with 1,240 deaths and 6,968 recoveries as of April 23, 2020.
Following the devastation of covid-19 unleashed on the West by the coronavirus outbreak, many warned and feared Africa could be extinct should the pandemic spread to the continent.
The fears are because the continent’s healthcare systems are inadequate, coupled with lack of funding, insufficient trained health personnel as well as lack of equipment.
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Aware of what the world makes of the continent, its citizens rose to the occasion, thinking outside the box to lessen Africa’s dependence on the West for help amid the coronavirus pandemic. This article, therefore, looks at some of the continent’s geniuses ensuring Africa is less dependent during this battle.