Big African cities with international travel links worst hit by Covid-19

The countries thought to be at the highest risk from coronavirus had the lowest levels of restrictions and bans

19 September 2021 - 18:49

African countries expected to be the “least vulnerable to an epidemic” were the hardest hit by Covid-19, with SA the worst affected by deaths in the first and second waves, a new study in the journal Nature Medicine ( shows.

Those with the biggest urban populations and international travel hubs were the hardest hit by Covid-19 deaths, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa region found...

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