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Coronavirus test kits boost for Africa, but have large numbers of cases already been missed?

A member of South Sudan’s rapid response team collects a sample taken from a man who had been in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. Photo: AFP
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War-torn countries in Africa are bracing for the impact of a potential coronavirus outbreak after cases on the continent more than doubled in a week to 23,000, with more than 1,100 deaths as of Monday.

More worrying, according to experts, is that several countries, including Somalia, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, have suffered years of conflicts that have left them with extremely weak health care systems that cannot cope with Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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