Africa Braces for Coronavirus as Delay Provides Time to Prepare

February 27, 2020 09:44 PM
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Africa is braced for a potential Coronavirus pandemic as experts warn health systems on the continent could be overwhelmed. Beyond its source in China, outbreaks have hit South Korea, Iran and Italy – with cases detected in dozens of other countries. However, experts say the apparent delay in the virus reaching Africa on a large scale has given precious time to prepare, as Henry Ridgwell reports.