A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

As coronavirus cases mount in Africa, so do fears of overwhelmed hospitals

  • ‘One of the constant and concerning challenges in many African countries is the shortage of kits to test people,’ WHO official says
  • Five countries account for three-quarters of the continent’s cases: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Algeria

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker takes a swab sample as part of a Covid-19 test in South Africa, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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