As Southern Africa Cases Climb, Health Officials Worry About Testing Drop


Public health officials in Africa raised concern on Thursday that a dip in surveillance and testing for the coronavirus, as well as the loosening of public health measures, would make it harder to detect and respond to new waves as cases rise in parts of the continent.

The surge has mostly come in southern Africa, where cases have risen significantly over the previous week, according to the World Health Organization. As of Wednesday, new reported cases in South Africa have increased 80…



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