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Health May 29South Africa has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed virus tests
Shortages of testing materials, protective gear and other medical items have jolted African authorities into facing uncomfortable truths. Richer countries are elbowing them out in the race to obtain crucial supplies, and the continent relies almost entirely on imports for…
World Apr 24Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear
Africa's coronavirus cases surged 43% in the past week but its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment.
World Apr 21South Africa announces $26 billion to help struggling nation
South Africa’s president has announced an “extraordinary budget” of $500 billion rand ($26 billion) to address the huge socioeconomic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Apr 21UN urges world to quickly scale up medicines, vaccines
The U.N. resolution asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work with the WHO and make recommendations to ensure that all people have equitable and timely access to testing, medical supplies, drugs and future vaccines, especially in developing countries.
Health Apr 16Africa to roll out more than 1 million coronavirus tests
Africa doesn't have as many virus cases as Europe and the U.S., but the trajectory looks alarmingly similar.
Health Apr 09Africa must not be ‘neglected’ in virus fight, officials say
African officials are objecting to the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus. The head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls it "completely naive if countries think they can control COVID-19 in their…
Health Mar 20Zimbabwe has 1st COVID-19 case while Africa cancels flights
The health minister says the infected man lives in Victoria Falls, one of Africa's most visited tourist destinations.
World Mar 19Africa sees rapid spread of pandemic, UN says
More African countries have closed their borders as the coronavirus' local spread threatens to turn the continent of 1.3 billion people into an alarming new front for the pandemic.
World Mar 18Africa should ‘prepare for the worst’ with virus, WHO says
South Africa is the continent's new focus of concern as cases have nearly doubled to 116 from two days before.
World Jan 31Climate activists from African nations make urgent appeal
Africa has 15% of the world’s population, yet is likely to “shoulder nearly 50% of the estimated global climate change adaptation costs," the African Development Bank has said…