The Late Arrival of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Africa: Mitigating Pan-continental Spread
Oxford University Press -- Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
DOI 10.1093/cid/ciaa353
Keyword(s)
  1. COVID-19
  2. SARS-Cov-2
  3. Africa
  4. pandemic
Abstract(s)

The novel Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread to all seven continents. Due to yet unknown reasons, the African continent has remained relatively unaffected. We discuss the importance of mitigating pan-continental spread in light of the fragile healthcare systems.