Africa: Coronavirus - How Big, How Bad, and What to Look Out For – AuthenticAfrican

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[The Conversation Africa] Cases of illness from the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease, known as COVID-19, have been confirmed in more than 100 countries. The outbreak was first recorded in China in December last year. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses that can range from a common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana spoke to Shabir Madhi about the situation.