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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA RECORDS FIRST COVID-19 DEATH

Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first death from COVID-19, as Burkina Faso announced the death of a 62-year-old woman who had been suffering from diabetes.

Africa has lagged behind the global curve for coronavirus infections and deaths but in the past few days has seen a significant rise in cases.

Experts have repeatedly warned about the perils for the continent, given its weak health infrastructure, poverty, conflicts, poor sanitation and urban crowding.