Africa is at risk of an outbreak of coronavirus, even if, so far, there are no confirmed cases of the virus. Several days ago, the World Health Organization declared that a coronavirus outbreak as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)”. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the WHO commented, ”we do not know what sort of damage this virus could do if it were to spread in a country with a weaker health system.” Since the PHEIC announcement, the international community has started to pay more attention to how they can help regions such as Africa combat a coronavirus outbreak.
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