The World Health Organization, WHO has warned African countries that they should prepare for the worst in the coming days.
WHO was speaking as they noted how African countries have so far recorded low numbers of coronavirus cases compared to other countries in the world.
In a statement, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the head of the organization said that African countries should wake up.
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He continued by giving an example of how coronavirus infections have accelerated at some point in time.
South Africa has so far seen its cases rise to 116 by Wednesday as the patients have been confirmed to have traveled from abroad.
The same Wednesday Burkina Faso recorded its first coronavirus case when a 62-year old woman tested positive.
Kenya, on the other hand, has announced three more new cases bringing the number to seven.
Uganda which is the only country in Eastern Africa to record any cases implemented several measures to protect its citizens.
Some of the measures include banning of social gatherings and closure of schools.
Addressing the media, President Museveni said the measures are meant to keep the virus at bay before it gets them.