8,000 health workers have been infected with COVID-19 in Africa — WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that over 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Africa.

The international health agency made the announcement in a tweet shared on its official Twitter handle.

It read;

More than 8,000 health workers have been infected with #COVID19 in the Region. This is why infection prevention & control #IPC awareness is vital for all. @WHO & partners have trained 50,000+ health workers to protect themselves & patients, & aims to reach over 200,000 in 2020.