Outbreak: Press Briefing on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

Africa CDC [to 1 Feb 2020]
Outbreak: Press Briefing on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak
“This thing is big. I’ve not seen a rapidly evolving outbreak like the one we are dealing with,” said Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC…

Africa CDC Response:
[1] Africa CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center for the 2019-nCoV outbreak on 27 January 2020.
[2] Africa CDC is obtaining test kits for and working with laboratories in Member States to identify facilities that are able to receive and test specimens for novel coronavirus infection.
[3] Africa CDC is holding weekly updates with national public health institutes in Member States.
[4] Africa CDC will be working with Member States to support infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities and with the airline sector to support screening of travelers.
[5] Africa CDC will continue to provide updated and relevant information to Member States as the outbreak evolves.