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Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 180,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa climbed to 183,474, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday, as the continent grapples with community spread. At least 5,041 coronavirus patients have died so far, while a total of 81,367 patients have recovered, it said. North Africa registered 53,000 cases, with Egypt, …

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Mauritius imposes new lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

Mauritius began another national lockdown on Wednesday that will last until March 25. It is the second lockdown since coronavirus infections were detected in the Indian Ocean archipelago a year ago and come as 14 new cases were recorded. “We had no other choice but total containment in order to prevent the spread of the …

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