The deadly Coronavirus has already been confirmed in 15 countries around the world as the world continues to think of ways to contain it.
The total number of people who have died from the Coronavirus in China has hit 56 while the number of infections has moved past 2000.
China has suspended intercity transports within major cities to try and contain the virus. The government is also constructing a 1,000-capacity hospital that is expected to be completed in 6 days.
Here are the countries where the virus has been confirmed:
United States of America
Coronavirus has an incubation period of between one day and 7 days (a week) making its level of spread hard to manage because it is not easy to notice. Countries around the world have put up measures to scan travelers from various countries.
The symptoms of this deadly virus include Coughing, Fever, Respiratory tightness, and Shortness of breath. In China, in some cities, people are dropping into the streets from the infection as the country struggles to contain it.
Interestingly, no country in Africa has confirmed the presence of the deadly virus. Given that Africa is a destination to many travelers from China, it is strange that no single case of Coronavirus has been confirmed.
Is it possible that African governments don’t want to announce whether Coronavirus has arrived in their countries for fear of the economy? Analysts say it is possible the virus has landed in Africa but no country is willing to admit.
Kenya, through the Ministry of Health, has said that measures have been put in place to ensure that the virus does not hit the country. The Ministry, however, has failed to state the exact measures put in place to contain the virus if it comes knocking.