Since the start of the outbreak the World Health Organization (WHO) has been supporting African governments with early detection by providing thousands of COVID-19 testing kits to countries, training dozens of health workers and strengthening surveillance in communities. Forty-seven countries in the WHO African region can now test for COVID-19. At the start of the outbreak only two could do so. WHO COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Status

WHO Situation Reports

WHO AFRO Situation Reports 

01 February 2021, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Weekly Operational Update

02 February 2021, Africa CDC Outbreak Brief Number 55: COVID-19 Pandemic

21 October 2020, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Afro Update – 34

Official Country Websites for COVID-19

CountryCOVID-19 Website
South Africa
South Africa – National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Updated 08 February 2021