COVID-19: What happens when coronavirus hits Africa?

Coronavirus has the potential to devastate Africa but in comparison to Europe and the US, the number of infections hasn’t rocketed – yet.

Medics across the continent say their countries are unprepared for the pandemic and measures like lockdowns will be almost impossible to enforce.

Sky News’ Africa correspondent John Sparks investigates how the continent will cope when coronavirus takes hold.

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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