Despite continuing alarm across the world, and in many African states, the African Union has suggested its 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly on February 6 be convened physically in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but did also say it would consider other options – including a digital session – should this not be possible. On Tuesday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the current AU chair, said that the Africa CDC, working together with the AU Commission, will advise accordingly, taking into account the need to observe the development of the pandemic, especially the second wave that has been officially declared in some countries within the African continent. A decision in this regard is expected in mid-January