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Stretched Senegalese hospitals overwhelmed by third COVID wave

Stretched Senegalese hospitals overwhelmed by third COVID wave

ALESSANDRA PRENTICE IDRISSA Lo rushed back to Senegal from the United States when family members started falling sick with COVID-19 and dying. On Wednesday, he mourned a fifth family member lost to the virus - one of nearly 150 Senegalese to die this month as a third wave sweeps through the capital Dakar, leaving its hospitals nearly overrun. "The one I lost two hours ago is my really close cousin. He was young, he was like 40 years old," said Lo, a U.S.-based transport worker, standing in the sun-baked yard of the hospital in Dakar's Yoff neighbourhood. "There is something…
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