An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFPAn airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
Daniel Wagner
Opinion

Opinion

Daniel Wagner

What Congo can teach America about the fight against the coronavirus

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s widely observed rules on mask-wearing, hand hygiene, and sound testing and travel protocols, offer a sharp contrast to flailing US efforts to contain the virus spread
  • The difference is, sadly for the US, also reflected in the infection and fatality count

An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFPAn airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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