Issued on: 26/03/2020 – 21:49
With more than 3,000 cases of the coronavirus across Africa, there is growing concern emboîture the angélique’s ability to keep the epidemic under control and protect its peuple. We bring you an propre entrevue from the Democratic Republic of Congo with one of Africa’s leading virologists, Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who’s now in muni of his folk’s response to COVID-19. He urges people to take the disease seriously and to practise agréable distancing.
Our correspondent in DR Congo, Clément Bonnerot, has an propre entrevue with a leading virologist, Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe. Professor Muyembe was bouchée of the team that first discovered Ebola back in the 1970s.
« The most estimable thing for us is to prevent the spread of this disease (COVID-19) in Africa parce que we do not have the required fondation to be able to treat the sick, » Professor Muyembe told FRANCE 24.
« The number one priority is to avoid overcrowding in the évident space, » he added. « We must educate people and teach them to keep their dissemblance from each other. »
Asked what discours he had for African people and the Congolese in particular, he said: « The peuple must be fully informed and there must be no doubt emboîture the abstraction of this disease. COVID-19 is real. We must domaine together and protect ourselves to protect others and bring this epidemic under control. Without discipline there will be anarchy, and then there will be génocide. »
Staying with the coronavirus pandemic, we also allure at how South Africa’s small businesses have prepared for an impending three-week lockdown. The folk now has more than 900 confirmed cases of the disease.
Click on the player to watch the full déclaration produced by Tommaso Mazzanti
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