Detention measures threaten social side effects in Africa, as evidenced by the fact that more than half of the population fears they will be left without money if they are forced to be isolated for two weeks. Survey released Tuesday.
The survey, carried out by the IPSOS company in cooperation with the African Union and the World Health Organization (WHO), among others, has expressed the opinion of almost 21,000 people from 28 cities in twenty countries. In addition to health concerns regarding the pandemic, there are still issues further fears.
Nearly 70 percent of respondents say food and water supplies would be problematic in the event of childbirth, the survey found that there is a general lack of information among citizens. A third admitted they didn’t have enough data, while 44 percent didn’t consider the virus a threat.
The director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), John Nkengasong, emphasized that the coronavirus is “not only a health crisis” but “also a political and social crisis” from Africa.
WHO regional director Matshidiso Moeti trusts that the results of the study will help authorities in different countries make decisions when easing measures against the coronavirus, as it affects the most vulnerable populations. vulnerable to the continent.