Number of virus cases in Africa tops 992,700
Death toll exceeds 21,600, recoveries reach 673,757 says Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa has climbed to 992,710, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
The death toll in the continent rose to 21,617, with a total of 673,757 recoveries.
With 529,900 cases, South Africa has registered more than half of the total number of cases in the continent
Meanwhile, the government of Botswana has banned the sale of alcohol and suspended all liquor licenses, until further notice.
A gazette notice said the ban is based on evidence that consumption of alcohol increases the risk posed by the virus due to its negative effects on adherence to COVID-19 protocols.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.