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COVID-19: China to give Africa 30 million test kits monthly - Ramaphosa

Major African stats: May 31 at 7:00 GMT:

Confirmed cases = 141,599

Number of deaths = 4,070

Recoveries = 59,191

Active cases = 78,338

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May 31: China to support Africa with virus logistics

China will give Africa 30 million test kits per month, as well as 10 000 ventilators and 80 million masks, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa disclosed on Sunday during a virtual meeting with top editors in the country.

Back in South Africa, Ramaphosa who is the chairperson of the African Union also defended the decision to reopen the economy of Africa’s most industrialized nation despite being the most impacted and the having carried out the most tests.

The South African president is also current chairperson of the African Union, AU; he is leading Africa’s most impacted country and the continent’s effort to get international support to fight the pandemic.

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