At least 50,000 French nationals are stranded in African countries after land borders were sealed and flights suspended as part of measures against coronavirus.

According to an online media outlet, thousands of French citizens cannot return to their home country due to these measures and high ticket prices to discourage international travel to virus epicenter Europe.

So far, Africa has recorded 34 deaths from the novel virus, with more than 1,000 cases reported.

African governments have introduced several measures to curtail the virus’ spread, including closing schools, imposing travel restrictions and prohibiting gatherings of over 100 people.


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