The third wave of coronavirus in Africa continues to weaken, but the countries of the continent should prepare for the fourth. This was stated on Thursday by the head of the African office of the World Health Organization (WHO) Matshidiso Moeti at a briefing on the situation with the coronavirus pandemic on the continent.
“For the week that ended September 19, 108 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in African countries,” she said. “The number of deaths over this period was 3 thousand. The third wave continues to weaken.”
Medical professionals and various health services must use the current situation to properly prepare for the fourth wave of the pandemic, she said. “We expect a new surge in the number of diseases in the coming months with the New Year holidays approaching,” said a WHO spokesman. “Without widespread vaccination and other preventive measures, the fourth wave of COVID-19 in Africa threatens to be the most powerful.”