Africa Records More Than 1,000 COVID-19 Cases, Spanning at Least 40 Countries



(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) — Africa’s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration. Angola announced its first cases, meaning at least 40 of Africa’s 54 countries are now affected. Congo reported its first death; Burkina Faso reported two new ones. Ivory Coast was the latest to announce it was closing its borders. And Ethiopia’s electoral authorities discussed the virus’ effect on a major national election later this year....

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