Buhari finally wears mask.

AFCON postponed to 2022

The Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, has announced the 2021 tournament will be delayed to January 2022, citing coronavirus concerns.

The tournament had been scheduled to take place between January and February next year.

The football governing body, however decided that the local version of AFCON, the Championship of African Nations (CHAN), will take place in January 2021.

It had originally been slated to be played in April this year.

Both competitions will be hosted by Cameroon.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has finally been seen wearing a mask on an official visit to Mali's capital of Bamako, some six months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in Africa. This was his first overseas trip in about five months. Buhari has abstained from wearing a mask during his official engagements in Nigeria --holding several cabinet meetings and meeting a raft of dignitaries.

Like previous world leaders such as the UK's Boris Johnson and the US's Donald Trump, Buhari has been criticised for failing to adopt the simple health measure.

While the uptake of masks was slow outside of Africa, they are increasingly becoming a requirement across the world.

Africa was relatively quick to adopt the preventative measure, with exceptions by countries widely heralded to have failed with regards to Covid-19, like Tanzania and Burundi.

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