Africa CDC establishes continent-wide task force to respond to global coronavirus epidemic

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Africa CDC establishes continent-wide task force to respond to global coronavirus epidemic
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 5 FEBRUARY 2020. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has established the Africa Task Force for Novel Coronavirus (AFCOR), to oversee preparedness and response to the global epidemic of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease.
The Director of Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, inaugurated the Task Force on Monday, 3 February 2020, during a meeting between representatives of the African Union and National Public Health Institutes from African Union Member States.
As of 5 February 2020, there are no confirmed cases of the 2019-nCoV disease in Africa. Nevertheless, the characteristics of the virus and pace of the epidemic globally make it inevitable that cases may occur in Africa…