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Hunger, violence and despair: lockdowns are meant to keep Africa’s coronavirus cases in check, but many people are suffering as a result — especially the poor.
Unreliable health sector data, a dire shortage of hospital beds and poor testing capacities in Africa make for a poor COVID-19 prognosis. To beat the pandemic, countries on the continent need new strategies, experts say.
African countries are racing against time to acquire testing kits that would help them step up their fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. The continent needs more than 15 million kits for COVID-19.
Measures put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus are pushing millions of people in Africa into severe hunger, relief agencies warn. The locust plague in eastern Africa could exacerbate shortages.
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