Africa like many other continents of the world started the year 2020 with a lot of optimism for improved welfare and higher expectations of global growth. By the first quarter of the year, however, these optimism has turned into fear and panic as the world witnessed the arrival of a virus. The coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) which originated in Wuhan, China gradually spread its pangs around the world. Africa was not spared. COVID-19 has been ravaging the whole world. It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March, 2020. COVID-19 has become a global emergency givenits impact on the entire world population. As of now, there is n o known cure for the virus.
COVID-19 came to Africa at a worst time when the continent is still grappling with the problems of poverty and inequality, creating jobs for millions of graduates of its tertiary institutions, building infrastructure which is in a state of decay and making attempt to revive the health sector (hospitals without drugs) among other issues calling for attention.