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African Covid-19 Testing Declines as Variants Spread, Body Says

  • Africa CDC urges countries to continue sequencing test results
  • Three more African countries report cases of B.1.617 variant
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The African Union’s health agency urged countries on the continent to increase testing for the coronavirus as more states report different variants of the disease.

Testing dropped 21% last week, John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an online briefing Thursday.