The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa director urged on Thursday African countries to tighten up measures against the spread of coronavirus.

“It is a combination of approaches. It means rigorous, meticulous application of public health measures.

“It is governments’ working with partners to provide what is needed for people, including mitigating more restrictive measures,” Matshidiso Moeti told a joint media briefing with representatives of the WHO and World Economic Forum.

Meanwhile, Dr Zabulon Yoti, WHO’s regional emergencies director for African region, said they were “working with countries to estimate their needs and capacities.” 

He said health systems in

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