China’s contribution to combatting COVID-19 around the globe has been striking. While Europe and the USA have become the epicentre of the pandemic in recent weeks, China is on the way to containing the new coronavirus (at least according to official statistics) at home. Its ability and willingness to offer humanitarian aid and lessons to other countries is generally welcomed.
Madagascar’s president surprised many observers when he announced that certain traditional plants grown on the large island country have the potential to cure Covid-19. Was his mention of this African remedy based on the healing properties of traditional medicine premature given that it is still being studied?
Nigeria's fledgling tourism industry is losing money and many jobs are being cut as employees are unable to pay wages, raising fears that the industry could collapse by the time the coronavirus pandemic ends.