South Africa’s coronavirus cases have leaped again to reach 554 on Tuesday. It’s the most of any country in Africa. Its 57 million people are rushing to prepare for a three-week lock-down that begins Thursday.
Across Africa, 43 of its 54 countries now have cases, with the total at 1,788. Thirteen countries have reported 58 deaths.
Elsewhere in Africa, Nigeria’s ban on international flights is beginning. And, Ethiopia’s government has issued a proposal to the G20 global forum for economic cooperation ahead of its summit, saying “COVID-19 poses an existential threat to the economies of African countries.“