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The pandemic “appears to be taking a different pathway in Africa,” the World Health Organization said. It is not yet clear why.
Karina Gould said the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa is rising, which is worrying because the continent doesn't have the safety net to ward off an impending socioeconomic crisis that would accompany a health emergency.
Many countries have been grappling with the inequality the virus has often laid bare, and how to ensure everyone has access to necessary hygiene products and protective equipment.
A total of 52 of the continent's 54 countries have reported the coronavirus, with the overall number of cases more than 19,800.
About one in every five people in Africa, nearly 250 million, already didn't have enough food before the virus outbreak, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.