COVID-19: WHO warns Africa to prepare for worst

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  • The WHO has toold African nations “prepare for the worst” when it comes to the Covid-19 outbreak, which is currently killing thousands:

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned African countries to prepare for the worst.

    More than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in 42 countries across the continent.

    Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed now takes a look at how other African nations are responding.

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