Covid-19: South Africa, Egypt, 3 others record the highest recoveries from the pandemic in Africa

South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal and Burkina Faso have so far recorded massive recoveries of the novel COVID-19 in Africa.

Coronavirus: South Africa, Egypt, 3 others record the highest recoveries from the pandemic in Africa

South Africa, which has the 410 recoveries are the highest in the continent followed by Algeria, 408 recoveries as of April 11, 2020.

Egypt has also recorded an appreciable number of recoveries which stands at 384 with Senegal and Burkina Faso from West Africa also recording 152 and 146 recoveries respectively.

Although there is no specific vaccine for the virus, many African countries appear to be using different forms of treatments so far.

Currently, the continent’s recorded cases stand at 13,145 with 700 deaths as of April 11, 2020.

All the sub-regions in Africa have now surpassed 1,000 in terms of infections signalling a surge in coronavirus cases.

North Africa still leads with 5,784 cases followed by West Africa with 2,856 cases. Southern Africa is third with 2,150 cases.

South Africa as a country has more cases than any other country with its current tally at 2,003

COVID-19: South Africans in Ghana sent back home

The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Lulana Ximgwana, escorted her nationals to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA)
The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Lulana Ximgwana, escorted her nationals to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA)

About 100 South African nationals who were in Ghana on short stays were Monday repatriated back home.

The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Lulana Ximgwana, who escorted them to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), said the repatriation involves South Africans who came to Ghana on special missions and had completed their jobs.

She explained that following the lockdown directive and the subsequent closure of the airport, they were unable to return home.

She said in consultation with the South African government and the government of Ghana, they were granted permission to go back to South Africa.

“Most of the people going home have been here working on projects for their companies, some have been attending to meetings for their companies and they’ve finished those tasks. Very few of them were here on holidays visiting friends and families.

“They were to return early April but because of the lockdown they were not able to fly although some had return tickets,” she said.

South Africa has recorded 2,173 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease, with 410 recoveries and 25 deaths; while Ghana has a total of 566 confirmed cases, four recoveries and eight deaths.

Source: graphic.com.gh