Melinda Gates has warned that if the world does not act fast enough, then there will be dead bodies all over the streets of Africa.
The wife of billionaire Bill Gates, Mrs Gates raised these concerns while speaking to CNN on the state of the SARS COV2 virus which is affecting 210 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.
She said her heart is in Africa, stating that she is worried that the continent might not be able to handle the devastating effects of virus when it finally crashes the system.
“Its 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.
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation also fears things will get worst for Africa once cases peak because of poor health care systems and lack of humanitarian supports.
According to Melinda Gates, her worst nightmare 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 physical distance, you have to go out and get your meals. You don’t have clean water to wash your hands,” she added.
Melinda Gates then referred to reports of dead bodies on the streets in Ecuador and said “You are going to see that in Africa.”
“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.
Meanwhile 52 African Union Member States have reported over 13,00 cases, 744 deaths, and 2283 recoveries of the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak