People queue to take part in a testing programme in Nigeria, where there have been concerns that infections could far exceed what the figures suggest. Photo: Reuters

Africa’s coronavirus cases double in 2 weeks, but do low rates of testing hide an even bigger crisis?

  • Continent still accounts for only 32,000 of the world’s 3 million-plus infections, while some of its testing programmes remain in disarray
  • As with Ebola outbreak of 2014-15, families also need to adapt to prevent household clusters, doctor in Sierra Leone says
Topic |   Coronavirus Africa
People queue to take part in a testing programme in Nigeria, where there have been concerns that infections could far exceed what the figures suggest. Photo: Reuters
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