How the threat of COVID-19 is affecting people across Africa

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A street vendor wearing a face mask to protect herself against COVID-19 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Image: REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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Barriers to stay-at-home orders high
People fear they will run out of food if lockdowns are prolonged. Image: PERC
Barriers to isolation of sick family members
The majority of people do not have space to isolate family members. Image: PERC

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Opposition to personal PHSMs was generally low
There is fragile support for public health and social measures in Africa. Image: PERC
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