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  • FALSE: Lemon and ginger is not a cure for Covid-19
    FALSE: Lemon and ginger is not a cure for Covid-19
    While the mixture has health benefits, it is ineffective against the disease.
  • HOAX: 5G does not cause Covid-19
    HOAX: 5G does not cause Covid-19
    Research shows no relationship between the disease and wireless technology.
  • FALSE: Covid-19 cannot spread in warm weather
    FALSE: Covid-19 cannot spread in warm weather
    Covid-19 can be transmitted in all areas, regardless of climate.

Covid-19 cases in Africa

Confirmed

Infections

7,935,343

Confirmed

Deaths

199,970

Confirmed

Active

-

Confirmed

Recoveries

-

Covid19
Featured Research
Get access to the best original medical research and scientific data from African experts who understand local context.
Documents
Documents
A curated selection of the Africa-specific medical research papers
Dataset
Dataset
African demographic and scientific data to help contextualise the pandemic
Featured Experts
Connect with African scientists and other experts who are at the forefront of efforts to understand coronavirus on the continent.
  • Latif Ndeketa
    Latif Ndeketa
    Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
    Principal Research Associate with the Malaria Epidemiology Group.
  • Rachael M Burke
    Rachael M Burke
    Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
    Infectious Disease and General (Internal) Medicine registrar.
  • Titus Divala
    Titus Divala
    University of Malawi College of Medicine. Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
    Physician and clinical researcher focused on managing infectious diseases.
  • Marius Gilbert
    Marius Gilbert
    Spatial Epidemiology Laboratory, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifiques.
    FNRS Senior Research associate and leads the Spatial epidemiology Lab.
  • Wafaa M. El-Sadr
    Wafaa M. El-Sadr
    ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York.
    Founder and director of ICAP and an international expert in epidemiology.
  • Jean B Nachega
    Jean B Nachega
    Department of Medicine and Centre for Infectious Diseases, Stellenbosch University.
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Peter MacPherson
    Peter MacPherson
    Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
    Researcher on interventions for improved detection and access to HIV/TB treatment.
  • Elizabeth L Corbett
    Elizabeth L Corbett
    Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
    Clinical Epidemiologist - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Corona virus

Mythbusting

A searchable database of debunked misinformation and easy-to-use fact-checking tools managed by our transnational team to help you test new questionable claims.
Corona virus
Featured Stories
A selection of Africa's best data-driven reportage and evidence-based analysis of Covid-19.
  • Covid-19 conspiracies amplified on social media by South African political party
    Covid-19 conspiracies amplified on social media by South African political party
    Conspiracies amplified as politicians question South Africa's president.
  • South Africa-based Facebook groups stoked Covid-19 fears to sell face masks
    South Africa-based Facebook groups stoked Covid-19 fears to sell face masks
    A marketing company created groups that fuelled fearmongering and conspiracies.
  • Facebook shuts down Egyptian disinfo network, bans two marketing companies
    Facebook shuts down Egyptian disinfo network, bans two marketing companies
    More than 1,700 assets targeting people in Middle East and North Africa removed.
  • Unverified narratives about virus origins spreads across the U.S.
    Unverified narratives about virus origins spreads across the U.S.
    Infodemic worsens as unverified claims about Covid-19 dominate media coverage

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