“WHO is deploying more than 40 experts to support the department of Health in the country in various fields such as surveillance, case management and Infection Prevention Control (IPS) at national and provincial levels,’’ it stated.
The surge team is expected to contribute to national efforts in key response areas including surveillance and streamlining of epidemiological system.
Meanwhile, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, in a statement said: “ I believe our joint efforts with South African health experts will help flatten the curve and save lives.
“We are in this together. Our solidarity which spans the globe is a model partnership for an effective response. United we will defeat COVID-19.’’
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that South Africa has the highest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa with 521,318 cases and 8,884 deaths.
Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)