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The easing of lockdowns sees Covid-19 cases rising in Africa again

Africa CDC director warns against complacency after the continent had done ‘extremely well’ in the fight

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Covid-19 infections are rising again overall in Africa, after dropping and stabilising from July until September said the director of the Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, on Thursday at a Covid-19 update.

New infections have risen on average in all five regions during the past month, he said at the first briefing since October 29.

“We expected this to happen because countries are easing the lockdown and people are moving relatively freely ... this is what I call the creeping back upward of the curve,” said Nkengasong, urging people in Africa to prevent a second wave, such as that in Europe, by wearing masks and practising social distancing...

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