Efforts are also being made to reduce the level of panic among citizens although Africa still has relatively lower rates of infection and deaths.
Meanwhile in China where for almost two months was on lockdown is now reducing several strict quarantine rules and travel restrictions.
After fighting to contain the spread which infected over 80,000 people and killed over 3,100, life is slowly returning to normal in China.
Cases had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions on Chinese mainland but over 36,117 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospitals.
273 confirmed #COVID19 cases in Africa in 26 countries and 6 deaths. Over the weekend, Central African Republic, Eswatini, Rep of Congo, Rwanda, Seychelles announced first cases. @WHO is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics and treatment. https://t.co/V0fkK8dYTg pic.twitter.com/U4CbMGidSO
— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) March 15, 2020