South Africa + 20 more

Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (29 Apr 2020)



  • South Africa, the first country in the region to report a positive case on 5 March, has recorded over 4,996 COVID-19 infections so far.

  • COVID-19 cases are rising in Somalia, where the country's health system lacks capacity to respond. Cases in Djibouti are also increasing, with more than 1,000 recorded.

  • With the number of cases growing across the region, many countries are extending or reinforcing containment measures.

  • 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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