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Protests Erupt Again in Senegal Over COVID-19 Curfew

Youths in Senegal have again taken to the streets in protest against the recently imposed curfew by President Macky Sall this past Wednesday.

News24 reports that protests have broken out in Senegal's capital of Dakar in response to the recent curfew imposed by President Macky Sall. This comes after the head of state declared a state of emergency this past Wednesday with regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has seen close to 90 percent of the cases concentrated in Dakar and the Thies regions—both of which are now under an 8-hour curfew. Currently, there are a reported 20 376 coronavirus cases with at least 438 deaths in the West African country.
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COVID-19 Concerns Increase as ​Zimbabweans Spend Second Week Queuing at Border

Long queues at South Africa's Beitbridge border between Zimbabwe have raised concerns over the super-spreading of COVID-19 as both countries enter a lockdown.