As South Africa's draconian lockdown is relaxed, cases begin to soar 


However, these statistics must be treated with caution. South Africa has carried out over 1.1 million tests since the crisis began, fifty times more than Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad have done combined.  

The news of the surge in cases in South Africa follows warnings from the World Health Organisation a few days ago saying that Covid-19 was now spreading rapidly out of Africa’s urban areas into rural areas where health services are often limited or non-existent. 

Africa accounts for only about 3 per cent of the world’s confirmed coronavirus cases. However, the pandemic is now…



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