While the Corona virus kills thousands of people every day in many countries, attention is turned to heads of state and kings after the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Prince Charles and Prince of Monaco Albert II are injured, and many other leaders and stars.
In Africa, presidents are keen to take all measures to avoid infection with the virus, and thus it has become difficult to communicate with a number of them. For example, Cameroonian President Paul Biya has not appeared in public since last March 11, and he did not address any of his citizens regarding government measures to deal with the epidemic.
John Afric magazine reported in a special report that President Biya was not infected with the virus, and that he chose to reside in his hometown of the town of Mvumica, about 180 km south of the capital Yaounde.
In Ivory Coast, President El-Hassan Ouattara heads to the presidential headquarters every day, after all offices have been sterilized and the requirement of wearing masks, using sterile liquids and measuring temperature for all.
President Ouattara communicates with most of the ministers by e-mail, and since the outbreak began globally, he has only appeared to the public twice: the first in the National Security Council on March 16, and the second a week later during a speech to the people.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President Felix Tssekedi has reduced contact with his aides after one of them died from the Coruna virus, while his Special Adviser, Vidye Tsiemanga, is still receiving treatment after contracting the virus.
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Udimba has approved many measures in his vicinity to avoid the infection of the Coruna virus (Getty Images)
As for the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Odemba, he has approved the work of remote control for many of the Presidency’s employees, and communication with his advisers and the Prime Minister is done through the camera.
In the Congo, President Doni Sassou Nguesso decided, as a matter of caution, to conduct a medical examination on all his aides, special protection personnel and presidential officials, as no one was confirmed to be infected with the virus.
In tougher measures, the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, decided to impose a state of health emergency in the country and close the borders, along with other measures including not to shake hands with others, and to hold a cabinet in another place instead of the hall designated for that purpose in the Republican Palace.
As for Malian President Ibrahim Popakar Kaita, he is keen to reduce contact even with material things, including his own phones, as they are sterilized several times daily, and files are sterilized before they are placed on his desk, and the Malian president puts gloves before he touches any document.
In return, Rwandan President Paul Kagame continues to hold face-to-face meetings, ensuring a certain distance, across the camera circle, and setting up a special body to combat the consequences of the epidemic led by Prime Minister Edward Negerent.
In Mauritania, President Mohamed Ould El-Ghazouani reduced the frequency of meetings and kept them confined to the fewest possible number of assistants, and forced his visitors to wear a protective mask, gloves, and hand-sterilization with a special liquid.