African countries strengthen epidemic prevention measures

South Africa is the most serious epidemic country in Africa, with more than 550000 confirmed cases. South Africa’s health minister mukaiz said recently that the number of new confirmed cases per day in South Africa has dropped slightly, the recovery rate of patients is rising slowly, and the situation in Gauteng Province, the most serious epidemic area, is improving. He warned that the risk of a second peak still exists. Recently, South Africa has stepped up the detection of new coronavirus, especially in poor communities. At present, more than 3.2 million people have been detected. The South African government is considering extending the “state of national disaster” after August 15. < / P > < p > on August 2, Ethiopia officially started a one month national large-scale detection of new coronavirus, and 200000 people will be detected in two weeks. Ethiopia has implemented a five-month state of emergency since April. During this period, bars and other places were closed, schools were closed, people had to wear masks in public places, and inbound passengers were forced to isolate in hotels. On July 27, Kenyatta, President of Kenya, announced an extension of the curfew for 30 days. During this period, the restaurant banned the sale of drinks, all bars continued to close, and those who violated the epidemic prevention measures may be arrested. The health department of Rwanda has made great efforts to improve the detection capacity of new coronavirus. At present, the detection volume has increased to 4000-5000 person times per day. Senegalese President Nicolas Salle said that in order to avoid the spread of the epidemic again, he did not rule out restarting the state of emergency and controlling the capital Dakar. < / P > < p > while doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control, some African countries gradually resume work and production according to the situation. At present, 31 African countries have allowed some enterprises to gradually resume production activities. Zambia, Namibia, Senegal and other countries have recently launched economic stimulus plans in combination with their own epidemic prevention and control and the actual economic situation. Kenya, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and other countries began to open some scenic spots, hoping to revive the tourism industry. < / P > < p > the international community actively supports Africa’s anti epidemic and economic recovery. The International Monetary Fund recently approved a request for emergency financial assistance of about US $4.3 billion for South Africa. The money will be used to create jobs and support enterprises affected by the epidemic to resume production. The World Health Organization announced recently that it will purchase 2000 sets of nucleic acid detection reagents and 7000 disposable samplers for Mozambique. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the African Union Commission recently signed an agreement on the implementation of the project of aiding the headquarters of the African Center for Disease Control and prevention of the African Union. The project will start within this year. Zimbabwe’s first China novel coronavirus pneumonia hospital, the Chinese standard, recently came into operation. Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been introduced to China’s hospitals.