Coronavirus could hit Africa worse than China, Bill Gate warns

Bill Gates  has reportedly warned that  Coronavirus could hit Africa worse than China and the pandemic  could overwhelm health systems on the African continent.According to a report by The Telegraph  he said that -

"This disease, if it's in Africa ... it's more dramatic than if it's in China, even though I'm not trying to minimize what's going on in China in any way"

Bill Gates then compared the virus to the spread of Ebola and said ,"If you look at Ebola, most of the excess deaths were caused because the health service shut down," Gates said. "It's not just the direct effect, it's also the panic, the overload, and the things that affect health workers because you're already at very limited capacity."

Whilst there has been only few  confirmed cases of death  in Africa resulting from o coronavirus , it's possible that other cases have not yet been reported.The flow of people between China and Africa has risen sharply in the last decade: According to Quartz, direct airline flights between Africa and China jumped over 600%. T

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Jennifer Jade writes on critical matters. Write up is aimed at common sense discourse rather than generating hatred.