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Is Africa Ready for the Arrival of the Coronavirus? Yes! No… Kind of… Maybe… Definitely Not

Egyptian Quarantine Authority employees prepare to scan body temperature for incoming travellers at Cairo International Airport on February 1, 2020, amidst efforts to detect possible cases of SARS-like "Wuhan coronavirus." AFP

There are a lot of conflicting messages emerging now over whether African governments are sufficiently prepared to deal with the arrival of Novel Coronavirus should a confirmed case be detected on the continent.

It’s important to note that although public health authorities in a number of countries have quarantined hundreds of people who have displayed symptoms of the dangerous virus, there are still no confirmed cases.

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