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COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics and Response: Opinions and Perspectives from Africa

Version 1 : Received: 21 April 2020 / Approved: 23 April 2020 / Online: 23 April 2020 (11:41:54 CEST)

How to cite: Adeshakin, A.; Ayanshina, O.; Essien-Baidoo, S. COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics and Response: Opinions and Perspectives from Africa. Preprints 2020, 2020040414 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0414.v1). Adeshakin, A.; Ayanshina, O.; Essien-Baidoo, S. COVID-19 Transmission Dynamics and Response: Opinions and Perspectives from Africa. Preprints 2020, 2020040414 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0414.v1).

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since its declaration as a pandemic by world health organization (WHO) has spread across the various continent with little known about the most effective public health response for containing and mitigating the transmission of the epidemic. It is important to state that some authors have published on the lessons learned from transmission and management of COVID-19 infection but only a few considered it from the Africa perspective. Despite the late arrival of the pandemic in Africa and the notion that the virus may not thrive because of the high temperature in the continent; today the narrative has changed with the number of infected patients increasing daily. Herein, the authors have shared their perspectives and opinions on the dynamics and response to COVID-19 from Africa context to create more awareness and approach in mitigating the spread of the virus should the continent becomes the epicenter of COVID-19.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; infectious disease; transmission; response; Africa

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