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Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (2 May 2020)

Situation Report
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Comoros reported, on 30 April, its first case of a person who contracted COVID-19. Lesotho remains the only country in Africa with no confirmed cases to date.

South Africa, the first country in the region to report a imported case on 5 March, has confirmed that nearly 7,000 people have contracted COVID-19 so far.

The number of people with COVID-19 is rising in Somalia, where the weak health system lacks capacity to respond. Cases in Djibouti are also increasing, with over 1,100 recorded.

Multiple locations have reported a spike in gender-based violence, as communities face rising economic pressure.

Resources are urgently needed to scale-up the life-saving response and common services for the outbreak.

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