COVID-19: Lagos, Brazzaville lockdown begins

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Africa’s largest city Lagos is almost empty following a lockdown over COVID-19. Business have been closed, markets abandoned and streets are empty.

The usually chaotic traffic jam of a city that holds some 20 million people has been brought to a standstill. Police have been deployed to man checkpoints during this two week lockdown.

On Monday, Africa’s post populous nation embarked on one of the continent’s most ambitious efforts at social distancing after 135 cases and 2 deaths were recorded d…

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