While countries have struggled with illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic, one part of the world appears to have been largely spared: Central and West Africa. South Africa was hit hard by waves of the coronavirus, as were countries in East Africa like Kenya and Uganda. But the nations in the center and west of the continent appear to have been largely spared. Sierra Leone, for example, has reported a total of 7,700 cases and 125 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
In this episode, “The Daily” examines the situation in Africa – and what it tells us about the future of the pandemic.