Rise of COVID-19 Cases Raises Fear of Full-Blown Crisis in Africa
Two narrative shifts regarding mgiration and travel have emerged in Europe and Africa amid the fight against COVID-19 and the macroeconomic doom the virus has generated, according to an analysis by two peacebuilding scholars, Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw and Virginia Mucchi. At the same time, with inadequate testing capacity and under-investment in healthcare, the crisis will expose the failure of governments - not just health services - to plan for and deliver services that meet the needs of everyone, according to Jonathan Whitall for Doctors Without Borders.
As of May 29, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 129,624. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 3,791 and recoveries 53,418.
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