Why Africa Needs to Worry About the Coronavirus Outbreak In Asia

Countries across the continent are on the alert as a coronavirus outbreak spreads in Asia. The outbreak coincides with the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, which sees millions of people travelling to visit friends and family. This makes the threat a global one, writes Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch.

People wear face masks as they wait at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport arrivals.

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