COVID-19 in Africa: the spread and response

Nature Medicine
Volume 26 Issue 7, July 2020


Comment | 11 June 2020
COVID-19 in Africa: the spread and response
Given the current trends in incidence and underlying healthcare systems vulnerabilities, Africa could become the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic transitions to more widespread community transmission, how can the lessons learned thus far be consolidated to effectively curb the spread of COVID-19 while minimizing social disruption and negative humanitarian and economic consequences?
Marguerite Massinga Loembé, Akhona Tshangela[…] & John N. Nkengasong