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Day: July 9, 2020

COVID-19: Death Toll in Africa Surpasses Ebola Casualty —WHO   

COVID-19: Death Toll in Africa Surpasses Ebola Casualty —WHO  

Coronavirus, NEWS
The fatality rate of COVID-19 in Africa in less than five months has surpassed the West African Ebola deaths of 2014-2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) latest updates on novel coronavirus has revealed WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, on Wednesday said confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa had surpassed 500,000, even as a total of 11,959 persons have died of the contagion within five months. Comparatively, Ebola killed a total of 11, 308 people within 2 years. According to Punch Healthwise a renowned virologist, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, in March said Ebola virus was more severe and dreadful, compared to COVID-19. Tomori, also a former president, Nigerian Academy of Science, said, “Neither Ebola virus disease, nor COVID-19 is good. “Certainly, coronavirus is