Coronavirus Can Still Be Contained in Most of Africa, WHO Says

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Much of the African continent still has a chance to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.

Africa has recorded 10,692 cases across 54 nations since the first infected person was identified in February. That includes 535 deaths, data compiled by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention show.

Michel Yao, WHO’s emergency operations program manager said that more than 30 nations can still prevent a larger outbreak through testing, contact tracing and isolating patients.

At least 10 nations have imposed full or partial lockdowns and almost all have closed their air and land borders.

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