Why Covid-19 is bad for Africa
By Guardian Exclusive
23 April 2020 | 7:29 pm
Despite mandating social distancing, issuing travel guidelines, and ordering curfews and lockdowns in major cities, African countries continue to record COVID-19 cases across the continent. Here are the reasons Covid-19 is bad for Africa.
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