More than 20 African countries can now test for COVID-19

Feb 21, 2020

Twenty-four countries in the African region have confirmed to the World Health Organization (WHO) that they can test for potential COVID-19 cases. Two weeks ago only two referral laboratories – one in South Africa and another in Senegal – were capable of doing this. The scaling up of testing capacity across the African continent represents a significant milestone in COVID-19 preparedness efforts. WHO Africa


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