Is Africa, with its low rates so far, ready to face the coronavirus pandemic?

As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, Africa, so far, has been spared the infection rates seen in countries…

As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, Africa, so far, has been spared the infection rates seen in countries such as China, Italy, Iran and France. Are these remarkably low rates a matter of alarm, relief, socio-economic factors, fluke, none – or all – of the above? FRANCE 24 asked Mathias Altmann, an epidemiologist at the Bordeaux School of Public Health and one of the co-authors of a study of African preparedness and vulnerability to COVID-19 importations.

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