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Africa’s CDC urges more coronavirus tests, masks, as continent’s cases top 500,000

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African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the...
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In Africa, lack of coronavirus data raises fears of “silent epidemic”

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When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge....
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Coronavirus exposes gaping holes in Africa’s health systems

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African nations are facing a surge of COVID-19 cases with less than one intensive care bed and one ventilator per 100,000 people, a Reuters survey...
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Africa records 9,106 coronavirus recoveries

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As the world battles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Africa has recorded 9,106 COVID-19 recoveries from its 30,329 confirmed cases in 52 African countries. Data from...
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African nations to get 300 ventilators from Jack Ma

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African nations that lack ventilators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients will receive some from a donation of 300 supplied by the Jack Ma Foundation,...
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African health officials race to fill coronavirus test gap

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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention plans to distribute a million COVID-19 test kits from next week to help the continent tackle a...
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African Union member states report 2, 370 recoveries, 13,819 cases, 747 deaths

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African Union Commission Fifty-two African Union member states have so far reported 13,814 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease with 747 deaths and 2, 370...