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WHO: Five global health emergencies declared in a decade

Suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) originating in Wuhan, China, have been reported from three countries across the world. Various screening and preventive measures are being implemented by countries with coronavirus to control the spread of the virus.

The World Health Organisation has identified 13 countries in Africa as being at risk of the coronavirus infection on 31st January. The countries at risk of coronavirus in Africa include Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. They either have direct links to China or handle a large volume of travel to China. Effective screening mechanisms have been introduced at all major airports of these countries at risk of coronavirus in Africa.

Below is the list of suspected coronavirus affected countries list.


The government of Lesotho announced two suspected cases of coronavirus infection on 10 March. Samples taken for testing have been sent to the  National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa and results are awaited.


Benin has reported four suspected coronavirus cases who were in contact with the confirmed case reported in Togo. The confirmed is reported to have stayed in Cotonou in Benin and travelled by land to reach Togo.

The Benin authorities have decided to have self-isolation measures, at home and without contact, for 14 days upon arrival in Benin for all passengers from countries affected by the coronavirus, including France.

Equatorial Guinea

Coronavirus suspects in Africa are on the rise, with the virus now suspected to have reached Equatorial Guinea through travellers from China. A total of 26 passengers that arrived to the country from China have been quarantined. Six of the quarantined were discharged on 12 February.

Equatorial Guinea announced its plans to donate $2m to China on 07 February to support its fight against the virus, reported the BBC.

Coronavirus cases by country: Suspected, but tested negative

Below is the list of countries that initially tested negative, with the first suspected date mentioned next:

  • Myanmar (31 January)
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Marshall Islands
  • Palau
  • Solomon Islands
  • Zimbabwe