For how many countries and territories in the African Region will the World Health Organization (WHO) report a transmission classification of "Local transmission" in its Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation report for 25 June 2020?
Transmission classification is based on WHO analysis of available official data and may be subject to reclassification as additional data become available. Countries/territories/areas experiencing multiple types of transmission are classified in the highest category for which there is evidence; they may be removed from a given category if interruption of transmission can be demonstrated (WHO). As of 24 March 2020, WHO assigned a "Local transmission" classification to 10 countries and territories among the region's 39 countries and territories with reported cases (WHO 24 March Situation Report). If WHO does not publish a situation report for 25 June 2020, the outcome will be determined using the most recently available situation report.
Late last week, WHO substantively changed how it classifies the degree of domestic transmission in its COVID-19 situation reports. As the categories have changed without the means to establish the status of African countries at the threshold defined by the question, this question has been voided.