Kenya is getting $60 million from the World Bank to help it battle the coronavirus outbreak that has spread to at least 30 countries in Africa.
The World Bank said the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in Kenya.
Kenya has confirmed at least three cases of the COVID-19 disease so far, adding to the over 280 cases in Africa.
Tanzania, Liberia, Benin and Somalia also confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Monday.
Many African countries have now banned public gatherings, closed down schools and restricted travelers from entering their jurisdictions.
Efforts are also being made to reduce the level of panic among citizens although Africa still has relatively lower rates of infection and deaths.
Monday #Africa #COVID19 status: 🇩🇿27,🇧🇯1,🇧🇫15,🇨🇲5,🇨🇫1,🇨🇬1,🇨🇮4,🇨🇩3,🇪🇬126,🇬🇶1,🇸🇿1,🇪🇹5,🇬🇦1,🇬🇭6,🇬🇳1,🇰🇪3,🇱🇷1,🇲🇷1,🇲🇦7,🇳🇦2,🇳🇬2,🇷🇼5,🇸🇳24,🇸🇨4,🇸🇴1,🇿🇦51,🇸🇩1,🇹🇿1,🇹🇬1,🇹🇳18: total 320. #AfricaPrepares #FactsNotFear @AfricaCDC @_AfricanUnion @WHO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO pic.twitter.com/YqX3AfAZos
— 𝔻𝕣. 𝔸𝕙𝕞𝕖𝕕 𝕆𝕘𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕝 (@laktarr001) March 16, 2020
Meanwhile in China where for almost two months was on lockdown is now reducing several strict quarantine rules and travel restrictions.
After fighting to contain the spread which infected over 80,000 people and killed over 3,100, life is slowly returning to normal in China.
There are concerns many African countries would struggle to revive their economies if the pandemic prolongs further.