Coronavirus Rapidly Spreading Across Africa | Voice of America


The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading across Africa and a lack of adequate testing is preventing health care professionals from being able to assess and fight the spread of the disease, according to the International Rescue Commitee (IRC).  
 
The IRC is a global, nongovernmental organization dedicated to responding to humanitarian crises.  
 
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa more than doubled in July, and over the past two months it rose by 500%.
 
Every country in which the IRC is involved, however, has completed less than 8,000 tests per…



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