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There’s no one-size-fits-all game plan for Africa’s fight against Covid

In past month, infection rate in Africa has dropped on average by 9%, but is on the up in south and central regions

Senior features writer

More than a fifth of the population in Uganda has been infected with Covid-19, while only about 3% in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone have been, a new seroprevalence survey in Africa reveals.

“A significant proportion of the African population remains susceptible to the virus,” warned Dr Justin Maeda, Africa CDC head of surveillance and disease intelligence, presenting the results from four countries out of 17 engaged in the study.

By Thursday, 4.7 million people had been infected with Covid-19 and 127,352 people had died in Africa, said the region’s CDC director, Dr John Nkengasong, at his weekly briefing...

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