COVID-19 a 'setback' for Africa, says Pandor

COVID-19 a 'setback' for Africa, says Pandor

2020-05-26 05:01:00 PM

COVID-19 a 'setback' for Africa, says Pandor

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says COVID-19 has exposed Africa's fragile health infrastructure.

"I think this has been a calamity for the African continent, given the strides that we had made over the last two decades," Pandor said."Our economies had improved vastly, we had seen thestrengtheningof democracy and good governance in many parts of the continent and so this is a real setback and it has exposed our public health care systems as being fragile."

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READ:Tourists who tested positive for COVID-19 not going home: PandorPandor also commended Africa's coordinated approach to the virus."What has been encouraging is the coordinated manner in which we have responded, led by the African Union and particularly by AU chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa," the minister said.

"So I think, Africa, out of thisexperiencehas to ensure that all theinadequaciesthat have emerged as key barriers to fighting this pandemic must be addressed." Read more: eNCA »

Thanks to your chinese buddies No shit Sherlock Victim mentality. Rest of the world were spared. The setback is the stupid anc. Africa ? Only ? She doesn't watch the world news much, does she ? 😁 Covid 19 is not a problem , the set back is this stupid LOCKDOWN. Cabinet is the biggest setback of the century.

Really WoW! What a profound realization... 🙄 Why is every politician now acting like the miserable state of our healthcare systems is a surprise? Citizens have been painfully aware of this for decades. STOP BLAMING EVERYTHING ON COVID!!!

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