Indeed, the exponential growth of the disease in several developing countries, especially on the African continent, but also in India or Lebanon, is extremely worrying. Public health systems and infrastructure are very fragile in these countries and quickly overwhelmed. The challenges are all the greater in these regions as they are experiencing very high population density and often deteriorated urban planning conditions (human settlements, migrant camps, slums, uncontrolled urbanization?), usually without access to clean water or sanitation. In this environment, basic protective measures, such as social distancing and regular hand-washing, cannot be complied with.
More than ever, in this unprecedented crisis, which affects us all, we must continue to stand together.