What is the coronavirus? Everything you need to know about symptoms, how to stay safe and what next
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Experts are working on a vaccine but so far there are no specific treatments for this strand of the coronavirus.
Experts have been warning for weeks that the coronavirus outbreak could become impossible to control if it reaches countries in Africa.
Jeremy Konyndyk, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and Obama-era US official, told the Telegraph: “My default assumption is that it will reach Africa – it probably already has – given the high volume of travel between the continent and China.