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Coronavirus: Melinda Gates warns effect of COVID-19 will be horrible in Africa

Melinda Gates, wife of American billionaire businessman and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, is worried that Africa might not be able to handle the devastating effect of the deadly coronavirus and warned there will be dead bodies all over the streets of the continent if the world does not act fast enough.

She stated this on CNN while speaking on the effect of the Coronavirus disease in the third world countries.

Melinda who said her heart was in Africa stressed that “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.

Melinda fears things will get worst for Africa once cases peak due to poor health care systems and lack of humanitarian supports in the continent.

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She pointed out that her worst fear was when she “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.

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