Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa — News Updates March 18, 2020

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DW: Ebola-hit West African nations on alert amid coronavirus pandemic

Memories of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are still fresh in the minds of survivors, as concern mounts over a potential coronavirus outbreak.

People in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are ramping up preparations for a potential coronavirus outbreak, with many worried they will see a repeat of the chaos and misinformation associated with the 2014 – 2016 Ebola outbreak.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa — News Updates March 18, 2020

Africa should ‘prepare for the worst’ with virus, WHO says — AP
Factbox: What Africa is doing to fight coronavirus — Reuters
African nations impose stricter measures as coronavirus spreads — The Guardian
North Africa braces for coronavirus — Al-Monitor
First virus death in Sub-Saharan Africa as WHO warns ‘prepare for worst’ — AFP
Diabetic dies in Burkina Faso from Covid-19 — BBC
Egypt’s reported coronavirus cases increase to 210 — Reuters
Nigeria bans entry for travelers from 13 countries as it announces five new cases of coronavirus — CNN
Four years after Ebola crisis, Liberia braces for coronavirus — France 24
Tension, fear as South Africa steps up coronavirus fight — Al Jazeera
Tunisia imposes 12-hour curfew to halt virus spread — BBC
Morocco tells people to stay home to contain virus — France 24
Coronavirus in Sudan: Food and medical supplies in short supply — Al Jazeera
Coronavirus: Tourists quarantined on cruise ship Aidamira off South Africa — BBC
African music legend Dibango in hospital with coronavirus — France 24
How is the WHO preparing for a coronavirus emergency in Africa? — France 24

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