African countries have recorded 17 deaths within 24 hours from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organisation made this known on Thursday.
This was contained in a series of tweets on the regional twitter handle of the World Health Organisation – @WHOAFRO.
According to WHO, there have been 633 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in across 33 African countries as at Thursday.
In past 24 hours, the agency said the Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia had announced first cases.
“WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment.
“Take care while travelling to stop the spread of germs and protect yourself against COVID19.
“Avoid unprotected close contact with anyone developing cold or flu-like symptoms.
“Immediately seek medical care if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing,’’ it advised.
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