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A billboard that reads “Stay Home if You Can” on an apartment building in Cape Town. A billboard is installed on an apartment building in Cape Town, South Africa, March 25, 2020 (AP photo by Nardus Engelbrecht).

Across Africa, Coronavirus Lockdowns Pose New Risks for the Most Vulnerable

Friday, March 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

With more than 3,200 cases and 83 deaths now reported across Africa, in 46 different countries, experts are warning the continent’s leaders that they are rapidly running out of time to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. Governments are under pressure to take radical steps to contain the pandemic. South Africa, the continent’s second-largest economy, entered a strict, 21-day lockdown Thursday. Governments across the continent appear poised to follow suit. ...

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