The appearance of the coronavirus in China in December 2019 and its rapid spread to the rest of the world has ended up causing widespread panic and psychosis. The virus, which knows no borders, no races, no religions, has infected 3,444,236 people around the world and caused the death of more than 244,084 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This number could be revised upwards in the coming
days. Thus, in spite of the important means in terms of human resources (health and auxiliary staff, security and civil protection services) and financial resources, the virus seems to have gotten a head start because no vaccine to cure the disease has yet been found, making the task very difficult for health professionals and States.
The health crisis at COVID 19: an unprecedented challenge, an opportunity for a new dawn Policy note of ActionAid Senegal and its partners
A spread of the virus on an already vulnerable continent