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The continent of Africa's response to COVID-19 [Photos]

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Olumide Adegoke

COVID-19, the most significant phenomenon of the year whose impact has been felt by all nations. Here's a photo glimpse of how the African continent has been responding to the situation as provided by Photo Services.

NAIROBI, KENYA © REUTERS/Baz Ratner... A fireman from Nairobi's fire department sprays disinfectant to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Kawangware neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya, April 20, 2020.

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO © Thomson Reuters... A boy plays the keyboard piano inside his apartment on the 23rd floor of a residential building, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Gombe district of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo April 18, 2020. Picture was taken April 18, 2020. 

SJWETLA, SOUTH AFRICA © (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)... South African National Defense Forces push back into their homes residents of the Sjwetla informal settlement, on the outskirts of the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, Monday, April 20, 2020. The residents were protesting the lack of food. Many have lost their income as South Africa is under a strict five-week lockdown in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA © Gallo Images... Kindness like Confetti hands out food parcels to international students during national lockdown on April 18, 2020 in Pretoria, South Africa.

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO © REUTERS / Anne Mimault... Combination of photos shows people wearing face masks at the re-opening of the Rood-Wooko city central market, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso April 20, 2020. 

CAIRO, EGYPT © REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany... A woman wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) walks in front of the closed Sayyida Zainab Mosque near markets that sell traditional lanterns in Cairo, Egypt, April 12, 2020. Picture was taken April 12, 2020.

CAIRO, EGYPT © REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany... Egyptian youths prepare decorations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, also known to Egyptians as "Zeenat Ramadan" on a street in front of their homes during the night-time curfew to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cairo, Egypt, April 20, 2020. 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA © REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko... A homeless men hides his face as a member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) keeps watch during the first day of a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 27, 2020. 

DAKAR, SENEGAL © REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra... A tray with bread and coffee packets is pictured at the room temporarily assigned to Ousmane Issaka, a Nigerien student who said he and other foreign students had to sleep on the street outside their dormitory after the government ordered all educational establishments to close, one of measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dakar, Senegal April 14, 2020. Picture taken April 14, 2020. 

LAGOS, NIGERIA © REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja... Nigerian filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan who created an animated video to educate kids on coronavirus, works on his laptop in his home, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lagos, Nigeria April 17, 2020. Picture taken April 17, 2020. 

KHAYELITSHA, SOUTH AFRICA © Gallo Images/Brenton Geach Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu visits Empolweni community in Khayelitsha who were recently evicted in the area on April 19, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. According to media reports, the Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of the community that they could not be removed from the area during COVID-19 lockdown period. In the interim, Gift of the Givers has supplied tents and food to the people on a list who will be allowed to build again.

KHAYELITSHA, SOUTH AFRICA © REUTERS/Mike Hutchings....A child runs past a tent set up after a Khayelitsha township community won a court case against local authorities who had demolished shacks and evicted residents on land that they said was illegally occupied during a nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19, 2020.

ALGIERS, ALGERIA © REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina.... A view shows snorkel masks to be converted into respirators, using 3D printing technology, to reinforce hospitals and help patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Algiers, Algeria April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020. 

KAMPALA, UGANDA © Thomson Reuters... A Ugandan health official wearing protective gear prepares to disinfect the Nakawa open-air market as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), within in Nakawa division of Kampala, Uganda April 17, 2020. 

NIGERIA © Nigeria Presidency/Handout via REUTERS... Men wearing protective gear carry the coffin of the Nigerian president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Nigeria April 18, 2020. 

KIGALI, RWANDA © REUTERS/Jean Bizimana... Rwandan police prepare to fly a drone fitted with a megaphone in a residential neighbourhood to enforce a lockdown to stem the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kigali, Rwanda April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA © REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham... A young boy holds a party mask over his face while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in an informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020.

NAIROBI, KENYA© REUTERS/Baz Ratner... A man walks through smoke made by a volunteer from Nairobi's governor Sonko rescue team spraying disinfectants to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Raila Educational Centre in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya, April 18, 2020.

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA © (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)... Symbols signifying "Muslim" and "Christian" indicate different meal preferences to be given out by a local charity to homeless people living on the street, to mark Orthodox Easter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 19, 2020. For Orthodox Christians, this is normally a time of reflection and communal mourning followed by joyful release, of centuries-old ceremonies steeped in symbolism and tradition. But this year, Easter — by far the most significant religious holiday for the world's roughly 300 million Orthodox —has essentially been canceled.

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA © Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images... ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - APRIL 18: Ethiopian Orthodox arrive at Kotebe animal bazaar to buy cow, sheep, goat and chicken after they have done fast for 55 days staying away from animal products, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 18, 2020. Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are preparing to celebrate Easter Day in the shade of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

NAIROBI, KENYA © REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi... A commuter reacts as she walks through an automated disinfecting machine that sprays disinfectant onto all passengers to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the central bus terminus in downtown Nairobi, Kenya April 19, 2020.

NAIROBI, KENYA © REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi... A volunteer from Nairobi's governor Sonko rescue team sprays disinfectants to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the weekly Maasai market in downtown Nairobi, Kenya April 19, 2020.

HARARE, ZIMBABWE © REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo... People remove the remains of their vending stalls after they were destroyed by police during a nationwide lockdown called to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 19, 2020.

SJWETLA, SOUTH AFRICA © (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)... Residents of the Sjwetla informal settlement who gathered to protest the lack of food, run away as South African National Defense Forces arrive, on the outskirts of the Alexandra township in Johannesburg, Monday, April 20, 2020. Many have lost their income as South Africa is under a strict five-week lockdown in a effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

NASREC MEMORIAL PARK OUTSIDE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA © AP Photo/Jerome Delay... Pallbearers wearing personal protective equipment suits lift the casket containing the remains of Benedict Somi Vilakasi for his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Vilakasi, a Soweto coffee shop manager, died of COVID-19 in a Johannesburg hospital Sunday, April 12 2020. South Africa is under a strict five-week lockdown in an effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

NASREC MEMORIAL PARK OUTSIDE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA © AP Photo/Jerome Delay.... Relatives grieve Benedict Somi Vilakasi at his burial ceremony at the Nasrec Memorial Park outside Johannesburg Thursday, April 16, 2020. Vilakasi, a Soweto coffee shop manager, died of COVID-19 infection in a Johannesburg hospital Sunday April 12, 2020. South Africa is under a strict five-week lockdown in a effort to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

LAWLEY, SOUTH AFRICA © REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko... Police officers look on as members of the Red Ants, a South African private security company specialising in clearing "illegal invaders" from properties, carry materials after the demolition of illegally built shacks, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lawley township, south of Johannesburg, South Africa April 16, 2020.

LAWLEY, SOUTH AFRICA © REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko... Members of the Red Ants, a South African private security company specialising in clearing "illegal invaders" from properties, demolish an illegally built structure, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lawley township, south of Johannesburg, South Africa April 16, 2020.

DIEPSLOOT, SOUTH AFRICA © (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe).... A man hangs selfmade face masks at his stall on the street in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 16, 2020. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the lockdown by an extra two weeks in a continuing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

ALEXANDRA, SOUTH AFRICA © (AP Photo/Jerome Delay).... South African National Defense Forces patrol the Men's Hostel in the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, Saturday, March 28, 2020, enforcing a strict lockdown in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

DIEPSLOOT, SOUTH AFRICA © (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)... A child holds the rails as a South African National Defence Forces member talks to a parent about the importance of lockdown, in Diepsloot informal settlement, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 16, 2020. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the lockdown by an extra two weeks in a continuing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA © Gallo Images... A general view of a petrol attendant serving a customer on Day Nineteen of National on April 14, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. According to media reports, it is important that petrol stations remain fully operational as they provide an essential service for emergency workers like doctors, ambulances, the South African Police Services and the South African National Defence Force. It is important that these personnel have access to petrol and basics within a few kilometres of an emergency location.

NAIROBI, KENYA © REUTERS/Baz Ratner... Kenyan police officers stand in front of a gate where quarantined travellers protest being held because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak for more than the usual 14 days at Kenyatta University near Nairobi, Kenya, April 15, 2020.

NAIROBI, KENYA © REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi... A worker is seen at a production line within the Shona Textiles Export Processing Zone (EPZ) as they make protective face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as a measure to stem the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Athi River near Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020.

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST © REUTERS/Luc Gnago... Members of the medical staff sit as they wait for people at the first reception center built to hold coronavirus disease screening tests, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abidjan, Ivory Coast April 15, 2020.

ABUJA, NIGERIA © REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde... A woman reacts as a medical worker takes a sample for coronavirus during a community testing, as authorities race to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria April 15, 2020.

MITCHELLS PLAIN, SOUTH AFRICA © ASSOCIATED PRESS... Residents of Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town, South Africa, Clash with police Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in protest against the distribution of food parcels to the poor and unemployed during the third week of a lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA © Xinhua/Jacobina Mouton via Getty Images.... A local Himba mother takes her child out of a temporary tent in Windhoek, Namibia, April 14, 2020. These tents were donated by Mobile Telecommunications Limited in an attempt to assist the Namibian government with its lockdown efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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