Covid’s second wave hasn’t hit Africa yet, but hitting the hot spots is vital

The continent must prepare for a resurgence to avoid another round of lockdowns at all costs, says Africa CDC head

29 October 2020 - 21:02 By claire keeton

Africa is not in the throes of a Covid-19 resurgence, said Dr John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (, at his Thursday coronavirus briefing.

“We are a continent of 55 member states and it is not appropriate to say there is a ‘second wave in Africa’. You have to unplug this country by country,” he said, noting, for example, a decline in Nigeria, which has the biggest population on the continent (206 million)...

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