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Africa’s CDC Urges Continent to Ramp-Up Rapid Covid-19 Testing

Residents queue at a Testaro Covid-19 mobile testing site in the Sandton suburb of Johannesburg.

Residents queue at a Testaro Covid-19 mobile testing site in the Sandton suburb of Johannesburg.

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

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African countries need to start widely using rapid antigen tests to take advantage of lulls in the pandemic and quickly react to any small, local Covid-19 outbreaks, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.