African countries with close business ties to China, and making moves to prepare for coronavirus infected passengers. In Lagos, Nigeria, screenings have already begun.
Some 24 countries apart from China have registered cases of the coronavirus, now officially named Covid-19. None of them are in Africa, despite the increasingly tight links between the two regions. DW explores why.
The United States is sending mixed signals to Africa. It wants to fight terrorism, reduce its troops on the continent, and boost economic ties. At the same time, it has banned some Africans from traveling to America.
Egypt has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, also the first known infection on the continent of Africa. The patient — who is not from Egypt — did not show any symptoms of being ill.
The number of deaths and confirmed cases, though continuing to increase, is rising at a slower rate for the third day in a row. China's central bank is taking measures to stem the outbreak by disinfecting money.
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