Wife of American billionaire and Microsoft founder, Melinda Gates have called on the world to act fast so as not to see the Streets of Africa littered with dead bodies.
Melinda, while speaking on the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in developing countries on CNN, said her heart was in Africa, adding that she is worried that the continent might not be able to handle the devastating effect of the virus.
“It’s going to be horrible in the developing world. Part of the reasons you are seeing the case numbers still do not look very bad, is because they don’t have access to many tests. Look at what is happening in Ecuador, they are putting bodies out on the streets, you are going to see that in countries in Africa,” Mrs Gates noted.
According to Mrs. Gates, things worsen for Africa once cases peak due to poor health care systems and lack of humanitarian supports in the continent.
She added, “My worst fear was when I saw what China had to do to isolate enormous part of its population. My first thought was Africa. How in the world are they going to deal with this.”
“I have been in townships all over Africa and slums. When we talk in country physical distancing and hand-washing, if you live in slums who can’t physically distance, you have to go out and get your meals. You don’t have clean water to wash your hands,” she added.