Regional COVID-19 Situation Report for West & Central Africa 20 May 2020
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The West and Central Africa region has seen a 28% percent increase in new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week going from 25,335 contaminations on 12 May to a total of 32,401 on 19 May 2020. States continues to adjust their response strategies to socioeconomic realities with a gradual relaxing or complete lifting of movement restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the virus. In a region grappling with armed conflict, pervasive poverty and a food insecurity, it is crucial that the focus on Covid-19 does not cause these pre-existing crises to be neglected.