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COVID, International Cooperation, and China-Africa: What Next?

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a swab test for COVID-19 coronavirus on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on May 13, 2020. MICHELE SPATARI / AFP

Compared to global COVID-19 hotspots such as Latin America, the United States, and India, African countries have – on average – fared relatively well thus far in the pandemic. However, cases are on the rise, with states such as South Africa and Egypt particularly badly hit, and the continent, like much of the rest of the world, faces a major public health and economic crisis.

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