09.24.2020

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised. Photo by Denis Farrell/AP

After the novel coronavirus first appeared in Africa in late February, Ghana’s government decided it would take no chances. Ghanaian citizens were soon put under lockdown, and travel between major cities was banned. Then President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of the country’s land and sea borders.

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