SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Behind the pandemic curve, but exit challenges lurk

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To date, Covid-19 infections and deaths have bucked initial worst-case expectations, but limited testing might mean the pandemic’s impact is grossly underestimated.While many governments continue to pursue relatively cautious public health strategies, growing variation is evident.Pressure for exit strategies is intensifying rapidly across the continent, but easing measures will increasingly differ in terms of speed and extent. Behind the curve As of 19 May, a cumulative 60,066 Covid-19 cases had been reported across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with 1,389 deaths (see graph 1). South Afri
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