More than one million confirmed cases in Africa

novel coronavirus pneumonia in Africa has been diagnosed in 7 cases and exceeded 1 million cases. The continuous spread of the new epidemic situation has a great impact on the economic and social development of African countries. Novel coronavirus pneumonia in Africa has reached 1 million cases in August 7th, reaching 1007366 cases in 11 cases, according to the data of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention in Africa. As of August 7th, the cumulative number of deaths reached 22066 cases. At present, the epidemic situation is still spreading in most countries in Africa, and clustering cases appear in many countries. The number of confirmed cases in Africa has doubled in the past month, the WHO Africa regional office said on July 30. The group warned African countries not to loosen their epidemic prevention measures too soon. Currently, South Africa has the largest number of confirmed cases in Africa, with 538000 cases. Michael Ryan, who’s head of the health emergency program, said recently that the number of confirmed cases in South Africa is soaring or is a precursor of a major outbreak in Africa. He is worried about the accelerated spread of the epidemic in Africa. < / P > < p > in Kenya, the capital of Nairobi, the new crown infection rate has exceeded 3 ‰, and more than five clustered infections have occurred in the past month. In Uganda, experts predict that the number of confirmed cases of the new crown will reach its peak in December this year, and the maximum carrying capacity of national medical resources will be broken through from January to February next year, and problems such as shortage of medical resources will be more serious. Africa’s economy may shrink by 1.7% to 3.4% this year, and 24.6 million to 30 million Africans may lose their jobs, according to a report released by the African Development Bank in July. According to the duration of the epidemic and the degree of economic recession, 28.2 million to 49.2 million Africans may fall into extreme poverty this year and next. It is estimated that 425 million people in Africa will live below the poverty line by 2020, accounting for about one third of Africa’s total population. According to the African Development Bank, millions of refugees across Africa are facing a huge food crisis and severe health and security challenges due to the interruption of international aid and the rise in food prices caused by the epidemic. Agencies such as the world food program and the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees have warned that if emergency action is not taken, African refugees will face severe malnutrition and stunted children. Under the great economic pressure, some African countries began to resume production and return to work according to the actual situation of their own epidemic situation. According to the data released by the African Union on July 28, 31 African countries have relaxed the epidemic prevention and control measures, allowing some enterprises to gradually resume production activities. At the same time, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and Senegal have also launched various forms of economic stimulus measures or plans in light of their actual situation of epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery. However, the recovery of economic activities has brought new risks to the prevention and control of the epidemic, such as the queuing of tourists in some popular tourist attractions. Analysts pointed out that how to balance the recovery of the economy and prevent the outbreak from rebounding has become a difficult problem for many African countries. At present, international organizations are supporting African anti epidemic work in various forms. On July 27, the International Monetary Fund approved a US $4.3 billion loan to South Africa to create jobs and support enterprises affected by the epidemic to resume production; on the same day, who announced the purchase of 2000 sets of nucleic acid detection reagents and 7000 disposable samplers for Mozambique; and the United Nations multidimensional integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali also provided the country on behalf of the United Nations agencies in Mali on July 27 The health department donated the second batch of anti epidemic materials with a total price of about 3 million US dollars. At the same time, since the outbreak of the epidemic in Africa, many countries in the world, including China, have been actively helping Africa. Since Egypt reported the first confirmed case of the new crown on the African continent on February 14, the Chinese government and non-governmental organizations have continuously provided anti epidemic materials and medical support to Africa. At the special summit of China Africa solidarity against epidemic disease held in June, China promised that after the research and development of the new crown vaccine was completed and put into use, it was willing to take the lead in benefiting African countries. < / P > < p > John kengsson, director of the African Center for Disease Control and prevention, said recently that “if Africa can adopt prevention and control measures similar to those of China, there will be opportunities”, which also requires Africa to establish close partnership with these countries.