Eye on Africa – Coronavirus: Authorities opposite Africa prop for pandemic

Though Africa has been reduction influenced by COVID-19 compared to Asia or Europe, a series of cases is on a rise. More than 1,600 people have been tested positive, and south of a Sahara seven countries have available fatalities – a latest being Nigeria, a Gambia and Zimbabwe.

A three-week lockdown has been announced in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa says a measures will start during midnight on Thursday, requiring people to stay during home solely for essential purposes. The country has a top series of available cases on a continent, with some-more than 400 people infected. Our Cape Town match Jane Flanagan tells us more.

We also hear from a correspondent in Madagascar, where a army has been called in to make despotic capture measures, though where authorities face a plea of ensuring exposed people have adequate food to stay during home.

Finally, authorities in a Senegalese capital Dakar have broken an spontaneous marketplace in a bid to quell a coronavirus outbreak. We news on locals’ reactions. 

 Coronavirus: Curfews in Senegal and Ivory Coast, lockdown in South Africa


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