Response of African nations to COVID-19, commendable


A professor of law and former director of Kenya’s anti-corruption commission, Patrick Lumumba, has commended African countries for their ‘sound’ response to COVID-19.

Mr Lumumba stated this at the 2020 edition of the Osasu Show Symposium which was held virtually last week.

The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in Decmeber has infected ofer 29 million globally and so far killed over nearly a million.

As of September 14, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,353,390. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 32,623, and recoveries 1,099,770.

The symposium convened leaders and players in the public and private sectors who discussed salient issues of sustainable development particularly as it pertains to the welfare and livelihood of Africans.

Notable amongst other dignitaries who spoke at the event was former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan.

In his remarks, Mr Lumumba said COVID-19 “has been unique in Africa because of how devastating it has been in the U.S. that is the richest in the world”.

“African countries have responded to COVID-19 in a very sound way,” he said.

He said “most countries in…



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