There are now more than 2,400 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across Africa, and there have been over 60 reported deaths. Many governments on the continent have enacted strict measures to slow the spread of the pandemic, closing borders and asking their citizens to stay home. But for people living in close quarters, social distancing or self-isolation are not possible.
We look at the difficult situation in Ivory Coast, where authorities know that social distancing in popular areas will be difficult if not impossible.
Our reporter in DR Congo tells us how the country is coping after President Tshisekedi closed borders and declared a state of emergency to diminish the spread of COVID-19. The capital Kinshasa is now cut off from the rest of the country.
In other news, nearly a hundred Chadian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram, in the deadliest attack ever by the group on the country’s armed forces. The islamist militants have increased their attacks in the region in recent months.
Source: France 24