NAIROBI, July 9 African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million.
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PRAGUE, July 9 Slovakia reported its biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases since April 22 on Thursday as infections rose again.
TAIZ/ADEN, July 9 In Yemen's Taiz, cemetery supervisor Dabwan al-Makhlaafi had to hire mechanical diggers to keep up with demand for new graves at a cemetery originally built for fallen government fighters, as coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country. "Workers were not able to keep up with the digging, burial and finishing of the graves," said Makhlaafi, a former member of parliament.
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