South Africa: Battleground Gauteng – Epicentre of the Pandemic

[Daily Maverick] Viruses spread faster in densely populated urban areas and, in a nation defined by inequality, the poor are most at risk. Gauteng, South Africa’s smallest yet most populous province, is the epicentre in the country’s Covid-19 battle and Premier David Makhura is ready to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to limit the virus’s impact.

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Africa: COVID-19 Testing – Answers to Key Questions

[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, the need for more extensive laboratory testing increases. Testing and diagnosing people who have the disease is critical to tracking cases and managing the pandemic. But countries around the world have been unable to meet the demand to expand testing.

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