Germany Supports Africa in Fight Against COVID

Citing data from the WHO (World Health Organization), Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, stresses that 30 to 40 million people may become infected with the coronavirus in Africa.

Aware of the economic impact caused by the virus due to lost exports and other revenue, there are growing concerns that progress made on the development front over several decades could be reversed, causing famine and social tensions.

Minister Müller defends that, in order to avoid a catastrophe, Germany and Europe can help Africa with: 

-       Building production capacity for test kits

-       Laboratory capacity

-       Adapted medical technology

-       Ventilators

While no other figures have been specified yet, a first aid package worth €120 million has been announced for Ethiopia, a strategic partner for Germany in Africa.

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