Africa concerned over lack of coronavirus testing kits

Posted by on May 26, 2020 5:28 am
Categories: Global Stories

Low supply of test kits worries public health experts as lockdowns in Africa ease

As coronavirus lockdowns adopted in Africa ease and urban populations become more mobile, the low supply of test kits to measure outbreaks of Covid-19 is of increasingly urgent concern, public health experts have warned.

Countries on the continent have adopted a range of testing strategies, but fierce international competition for test kits and a lack of global coordination of resources have meant many African countries are testing with significantly limited reach.

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