Highlighting the challenges of fighting the corona virus infection in developing countries where large extended families live together, often in crowded conditions, and where healthcare systems are already struggling can’t be imagined.
One health expert warned that Given that richer countries such as Italy had struggled to cope with the outbreak, the more “primitive” health facilities in poorer counties in Africa would be quickly overwhelmed.
“Life and death are in the hands of God,” he said, “but to work without protective equipment is suicide.”
Officials say they are urgently attempting to improve the resources available to healthcare workers.
Medical professionals have criticized the lack of protective clothing provided to frontline staff especially in Africa.