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Covid’s second wave hasn’t hit Africa, 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

Senior features writer

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) (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/), 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).

Nkengasong did his weekly update from Cameroon, where he was on the first of several country visits, which will include the DRC and Kenya...

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