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Coronavirus Triggers Unrest Across Africa Continent

A homeless man gestures as he receives a food parcel during a food distribution by Meals on Wheels in Hillbrow, Johannesburg (AFP via Getty Image)

Africa now has over 1000 deaths from Covid-19

Unrest has spread across Africa, with riots over food shortages and an army being deployed to ‘restore order’ as the coronavirus crisis rocks the continent.

Protests have erupted in Cape Town, the military have been mobilized in Lesotho and the chief of staff to the Nigerian government died of the lethal bug.

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African now has more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

A total of 52 of Africa’s 54 countries have reported cases of the deadly virus, with the overall number of cases more than 19,800.

  • Protests have erupted in Cape Town, the army has been deployed in Lesotho and Nigeria’s chief of staff died
  • People in Cape Town have broken into tuck shops and attacked each other and police because they’re hungry
  • Lesotho’s embattled prime minister announced Saturday he had sent troops on the streets to ‘restore order’
  • Nigeria’s government said Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, died Friday of Covid-19
  • African now has over 1,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
  • A total of 52 of Africa’s 54 countries have reported cases of the deadly virus, with cases at more than 19,800
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

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