The writer is researcher at TRT World Research Centre


African countries have adopted a largely common strategy to slow the COVID-19 pandemic: aggressive prevention. The majority of them have taken drastic steps, including closures, curfews, lockdowns, and travel bans, to prevent community transmission of the disease. Despite these measures, however, the virus continues to spread to more African countries. As of April 12, 2020, the number of active confirmed cases in Africa is more than 15,300 while the toll is over 800 lives. Scientists predict the pandemic will continue to increase throughout the continent, and close to half a

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