SA’s Covid-19 disaster is a warning for the rest of Africa

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SA’s Covid-19 disaster is a warning for the rest of Africa

Africa CDC says we show what happens when virus is allowed to get into vulnerable areas around cities

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More than 750,000 people in Africa have been infected with Covid-19 and about 9,000 are health-care workers.

This was said on Thursday by director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr John Nkengasong.

“(They) account for about 1.2% of all cases on the continent and that is very, very concerning ... our health-care workers are critical not only to fight against Covid-19, but other endemic diseases, for example, TB, malaria and HIV/Aids,” he said...

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