‘Life has to go back to normal’: Africa Covid cases dropping

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‘Life has to go back to normal’: Africa Covid cases dropping

The ‘bend in the curve’ is a good sign, but ‘we still don’t know the true extent of exposure on the continent’

Senior features writer

Coronavirus cases in Africa have decreased 13% overall during the past two weeks, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr John Nkengasong, said on Thursday.

“There are signs of hope. We are beginning to bend the curve slowly and we take this news with cautious optimism,” he said of the slight trend downwards.

“SA has one of the steepest bends and is accounting for a lot, but if we unpack the five regions carefully, three regions are showing similar trends: the west, the central region and Southern Africa,” he said...

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