South Africa’s excess deaths surge as virus like ‘wildfire’

“Global hot spot South Africa is seeing a ‘huge discrepancy’ between confirmed COVID-19 deaths and much higher excess deaths from natural causes, while Africa’s top health official says the coronavirus is spreading there ‘like wildfire.'”

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COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching ‘full speed’

“The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is reaching ‘full speed’ and it’s good to prepare for the worst-case scenario, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said Thursday, after a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million graves.”

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South Africa’s economy to see worst performance in 90 years

“South Africa’s economy is expected to decline by 7.2% this year, its worst performance in nearly 90 years, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on sub-Saharan Africa’s most developed country.”

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