South Africa reopens more schools despite surge in Covid 19 cases
11 July 2020 | 2:35 pm
Thousands of South African students head back to class in the second phase of reopening of schools, even as the country sees the number of Covid-19 cases climb. Worried parents fear that it's too soon to restart classes. Also, Burundi finally launches a mass screening process as it changes its tune on coronavirus. And in Ivory Coast, Covid-19 is pushing millions below the poverty line. Our correspondents went to visit families who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
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