Covid-19: Lockdowns no longer a solution, says Africa CDC

With the surge of Covid-19, going on lockdowns cutting across different parts of the world has been one of the measures in preventing the spread of the disease.

However, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) deliberated and agreed that severe lockdowns are no longer the most effective preventive measure in handlingcoronavirus waves on the continent.

Governments in Africa have been advised and encouraged to use public health and social measures rather than imposing lockdowns to reduce the number of disease infections.

Africa CDC during the briefing, also emphasised on vaccinationto further prevent the spread. 

Reports show that many countries experienced new waves of infection towards the end of 2021.Currently in South Africa, the new variant Omicron is still being battled.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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