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First Coronavirus Cases Reported in Countries Across Africa

  • Rwanda, Mauritania, Namibia, eSwatini find first infections
  • Cases increasing on the continent, which has lagged globally
First Coronavirus Case In Sub-Saharan Africa Confirmed

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African nations from Rwanda to Mauritania have reported their first cases of coronavirus, demonstrating the spread of the pandemic is accelerating across the world’s second-most populated continent.