The governments of these countries fear that the virus will spread, due to insufficient infrastructure in the health sector, as they resort to cracking down despite the very few infections.
Despite not recording any injuries, both Lesotho and Sierra Leone, in addition to Zimbabwe, which reported only 7 injuries, announced a curfew in the country.
African countries that have declared a complete or partial curfew are: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
31 countries have closed their borders, while 12 countries have suspended flights.
As of Tuesday morning, the number of coronavirus infections in the African continent amounted to about 5, 255, and 173 deaths.
As of Tuesday noon, the virus had infected nearly 800,000 worldwide, about 39,000 of whom had died, while about 170,000 had recovered.
Italy leads the world in corona deaths, but is second only to the United States with the total number of injuries.
The spread of the virus forced many countries to close their borders, suspend flights, impose curfews, disrupt studies, cancel several events, prevent public gatherings, and close mosques and churches.
In Egypt, yesterday, Monday, the Ministry of Health announced that the number of cases of coronavirus in Egypt increased to 656 after 47 new cases were registered, and deaths increased to 41.
In Iran, the number of deaths from the Corona virus in Iran rose to 2757, after 117 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour added that 3,186 new infections were recorded during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 41,495.
He confirmed that 13,911 people have left hospitals after recovering from the virus, noting that 3,511 people are in critical condition.