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52nd African country confirms coronavirus cases: Sao Tome and Principe

52nd African country confirms coronavirus cases: Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe

<p>Sao Tome and Principe became the 52nd African country to record cases of the <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19. The island nation confirmed its first four cases on Monday.</p> <p>Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus disclosed that the confirmation came after test results returned from Gabon. The development leaves Lesotho and Comoros as Africa’s virus free countries as of April 6.</p> <p>The continent’s confirmed <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 cases is heading towards 9,500, with over 400 deaths. Another 900+ patients have recovered.</p> <p>The World Health Organization, <span class="caps">WHO</span>, has meanwhile called for more united efforts in the fight against <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19. In a press briefing on Monday, <span class="caps">WHO</span> Director-General Tedros Adhanom called for an all-of-society approach.</p> <p>“We have said consistently that we’re all in this together, and we can only succeed together. We need an all-of-society approach, with everyone playing their part,” Tedros said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">52nd African nation to record <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> index cases: Sao Tome and Principe<br /> - Four patients involved<br /> - Last Central African country to be infected<br /> - Only Lesotho, Comoros are uninfected till date<br /> - Coronavirus cases across Africa nearing 9,500 with 448 deaths, 919 recoveries <a href="https://t.co/mtXayveLpw">https://t.co/mtXayveLpw</a></p>— Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (@AlfaAfrican) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlfaAfrican/status/1247202204110422016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 6, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=2926613&ThemeId=19714" width="100%" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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