Egypt, Algeria, South Africa at ‘high risk’

Passengers from an international flight are screened for their temperature at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan on January 31, 2020. - South Sudan's international airport has implemented more rigorous health screenings after the World Health Organisation declared the Nova Coronavirus a global health emergency on January 30, 2020. (Photo by Alex McBride / AFP) (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP via Getty Images)

A study by the Lancet medical journal suggested that Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus because of higher levels of travel and trade with China, where the COVID-19 virus first arose.

“African countries have recently strengthened their preparedness to manage importations of COVID-19 cases,” said study author Dr Vittoria Colizza, of France’s Sorbonne university.

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