- Central Africa Economic Outlook 202118.03 MB
The COVID‐19 pandemic has been contained relatively successfully in Central Africa, which comprises the six member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)—Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon—and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Partly due to government lockdowns, mask requirements, and mobility restrictions and partly to the region’s younger populations and distance from highly infected areas, COVID-related deaths in the seven countries totalled about 2,953 at the end of June 2021.
Thus, the region’s COVID deaths accounted for just 2.1 percent of all COVID deaths in Africa—the lowest level of all African regions. The highest tolls have been in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 1,320 and 916 deaths respectively as of June 27, 2021.
Report by the AfDB