By 20 April 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed over US$4.3bn to African countries. A further $6.7bn will be released to those who have sought assistance due to the impact of COVID-19.
Figures released by the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) yesterday, confirmed 23,505 cases of COVID-19, 1,158 deaths and 5,833 recoveries across the continent
Many African countries’ healthcare systems are already overwhelmed and still trying to fight Ebola and Malaria. The rise of COVID-19 is putting more pressure on these under-resourced systems, exacerbating the need for financial support.
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