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Covid Surge in Africa Raises Fears of a Calamity Like India’s

24 June 2021
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In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has imposed a strict 42-day lockdown. Just weeks ago, Rwanda hosted the Basketball Africa League and other big sporting events, raising the possibility for a full reopening. But after a spike in Covid-19 cases, the government introduced new lockdown measures on Monday. The Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu typically saw two or three Covid patients at a time early this year. But recently, the hospital had 18 such patients, with only 12 beds designated specifically for Covid treatment. Dr. Patrick Eshiwani of the Aga Khan Hospital said that in early June there was at least a death a day at the hospital. “Things were very bad,” he said.