Questions have been raised over the ability of many African countries to detect, trace and contain the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Questions have been raised over the ability of many African countries to detect, trace and contain the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Africa has few cases so far but ‘it’s just a matter of time’ before major outbreak

  • Most African countries do not have facilities to test for the virus, let alone treat it
  • Africa has major trade and travel connections with China and Italy, the countries hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak

Questions have been raised over the ability of many African countries to detect, trace and contain the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Questions have been raised over the ability of many African countries to detect, trace and contain the coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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