The fight to contain Covid-19 in Africa
As the coronavirus begins its spread across Africa, some countries have announced travel restrictions and school closures. Now they need to curb community transmission
On February 17, the first person to test positive for the Covid-19 virus in Africa arrived in Algeria from Italy. By last weekend, the total number of cases on the continent had passed the 1,000 mark — most of them international travellers.
Africa has so far managed to dodge health experts’ expectations of how the virus would spread — though it’s early days yet...