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20% of Africans Believe They Can’t Get COVID-19

A new survey has found that one out of every five Africans believe they cannot get COVID-19. This is cause for concern as the number of confirmed cases in the continent is rising.

The report by the Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC), a public-private partnership initiative on COVID-19 in African Union nations, explored the misconceptions about the infection among Africans.

The report also found that about half of respondents believe the hot climate in African countries is protective against the virus.

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