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COVID-19 in Africa

COVID-19 has started to reach Africa, a continent that has in recent decades faced the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic and the Ebola epidemic of 2014–2016. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, talks to Nature Human Behaviour about the African response to COVID-19.

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Correspondence to Charlotte Payne.

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Payne, C. COVID-19 in Africa. Nat Hum Behav 4, 436–437 (2020).

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