Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire Bill Gates has warned that if the world does not act fast enough, then there will be dead bodies all over the streets of Africa.
Mrs Gates raised this concerns while speaking to CNN, on the novel coronavirus and its effects in the third world countries.
She said her heart is in Africa, stating that she is worried that the continent might not be able to handle the devastating effect of virus.
So far, Africa has recorded over 13,686 cases as at April 12, 2020, with 744 deaths, and 2283 recoveries but Melinda Gates who is also co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said cases are low because the continent is not testing as much as Europe, Asia and America. She fears things will get worst for Africa once cases peak because of poor health care systems and lack of humanitarian supports.
According to Mrs 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.
She continued that “It is going to be horrible in developing world and part of the reason why you are seeing the case numbers don’t look very bad is because they don’t have access to very many tests.”
Although she did not say anything new to the African’s themselves, she triggered outrage when she continued by referring to reports of dead bodies being found on the streets in Ecuador and said: “You are going to see that in Africa.”
Well, her prediction has got many Africans angry with many taking to social media to reject it and condemning her.