As of March 13th, 2020, 135 cases have been confirmed across 11 African countries.
Globally, the hotspots include:
In Africa, the hotspots with most cases are:
- South Africa
NB: Kenya has confirmed its First case of Coronavirus infection on Friday, March 2020 as reported today by CS, Ministry of Health Services.
More information on the affected countries can be found here: COVID – 19 situation report
How will I know that I have been infected?
Early symptoms (COVID -19 symptoms) to look out for include:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty in breathing
What can I do if I suspect that I have been infected?
If you develop early symptoms of fever, fatigue and dry cough, you are advised to self-quarantine and you can see how to through this link: Self quarantine: All you need to know
What health measures can I take to prevent infection?
The following are health and hygiene measures to prevent infection:
- Wash hands:
- After coughing/sneezing
- When caring for the sick
- Before/during/after preparing food
- Before eating
- After using the toilet
- When hands look dirty
- When handling pets
- Cancel all non-essential travel
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or with your elbow flexed
- Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing (close contact) with people who have flu-like symptoms
- Self-quarantine and reach out to any of the listed health facilities should you develop any symptoms