The likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in Africa was “very, very high,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Tuesday, as cases of the respiratory illness that emerged in China last month soared past the 20,000 mark.

There have been no confirmed cases of the virus so far in Africa, but suspected victims have been quarantined in Ethiopia, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Botswana. Countries around the world are on high alert after the WHO declared it a global health emergency last week due to its rapid spread...

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