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African Body Begins Continent-Wide Effort to Combat Virus

John Nkengasong speaks on COVID-19 at African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

John Nkengasong speaks on COVID-19 at African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Photographer: Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention deployed more than 100 experts across the continent and thousands of test kits to 43 countries to fight the spread of the coronavirus.