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:
 Africa CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center for the 2019-nCoV outbreak on 27 January 2020.
 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.
 Africa CDC is holding weekly updates with national public health institutes in Member States.
 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.
 Africa CDC will continue to provide updated and relevant information to Member States as the outbreak evolves.