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Coronavirus: First Cases in Benin, Somalia, Liberia, Tanzania

The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in over 80 countries across the globe.

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The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a public health emergency of international dimensions. WHO chief Tedros Ghebereyesus said whiles China had a robust health system to detect and control, his outfit remained concerned about the virus entering country’s with weak systems.

Almost all African governments have publicly put in place strict screening at points of entry especially airports. Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria. African airlines have cancelled scheduled flights to China except for Ethiopian Airlines.

In this article, we will share the latest developments as authorities implement measures to contain the spread of the virus, especially on the African continent. Uganda earlier this week returned some travellers who refused ti be quarantined upon arrival in the country.

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Written by How Africa

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