African countries are at severe risk if outbreaks aren’t detected early and contained, says Africa CDC head
Public health experts have consistently warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak presents a unique public health threat to the African continent.
The World Health Organization says that only eight countries are ready to deal with the outbreak. Up until recently, most have lacked any diagnostic capability and few countries on the continent have sufficient health systems to deal with severe cases on a large scale.
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