Corona Virus-19 Crisis Management: Factors Essential to Africa’s Success in Managing the Corona Virus

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.10.01.Art007

Authors : Silwayiphi Samson Sithole


Africa has kept the COVID-19 impact lower than in the other world’s continents despite its challenges of high population with a population density of 45 people per square kilometer, low economic development status, high population, informal settlements, lack of water and sanitation facilities which makes it more difficult to ensure practices that will assure safety such as hand washing and social distancing. These challenges make Africa more vulnerable to the disease, but the continent has remained the least affected. The study aims to unearth factors essential to Africa’s success in managing the CORONA Virus by examining the Covid-19 impact in Africa and the commonly cited hypothetical factors thought to reduce same which include Good Public Support, Young Population, Fewer old age homes, Warm Climate and Good Community Health System. fifty-five countries in Africa were covered in this study. Secondary data was obtained from reputable databases such the world in data, World meter and weather spark. Regression analysis was used to analyze the data. Two dependent variables were identified which include Case infection, case fatality. It also identified five (5) independent variables including public support, old age homes, age, climate, and public health. The findings of the study were that the hypothetical factors have a significant influence on the low impact of COVID-19 in Africa. The study concluded that public support variable has the most positive impact on the reduction of COVID impact in Africa. The study recommends strengthening of data capturing and public support policy for COVID-19 worldwide.

Keywords: Corona Virus, Crisis Management and Essential Factors.


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