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On March 6 2020, a day after SA recorded (https://bhekisisa.org/resources/2020-09-21-mapping-a-virus-tracking-the-spread-of-south-africas-covid-19-outbreak/) its first confirmed case of Covid-19 and a few weeks after Egypt became the first African country (https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200215-sitrep-26-covid-19.pdf) to register an infection, Ugandan police arrested a traditional healer and his daughter in a village 120km east of Kampala.

As police spokesperson Fred Enanga told Uganda’s News Vision (https://www.polity.org.za/article/ugandan-father-daughter-arrested-for-selling-fake-covid-19-vaccine-2020-03-11) newspaper, the pair visited a number of families "telling them that they had discovered a vaccine for the coronavirus disease". Understandably, the families bought the "vaccine"...

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