Djibouti has recently witnessed a huge rise in coronavirus cases, according to media reports on Friday.

The Horn of Africa nation with a population of roughly one million people has recorded a seven-fold increase in COVID-19 cases in just two weeks, which the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention called the highest prevalence on the African continent, The Sowetan, a South Africa-based website reported.

“The confinement has not been respected by everyone, and unfortunately many of our compatriots still underestimate the disease,” President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in a televised speech this week, according to the report.


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