The number of novel coronavirus cases in Africa has surpassed 1,000 across 43 countries, with a total of 34 reported deaths.

The virus has spread to dozens of countries within weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Sunday.

“Countries across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections: identifying, isolating and treating patients; restricting movement, heightening surveillance and stepping up health precautions.

“WHO is also providing remote support to affected countries on the use of electronic data tools, so national health authorities can better understand the outbreak in their countries.

“Personal protective equipment has been

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