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The Potential Impact Of COVID-19 On Agricultural Productivity In Africa

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Virus Agriculture

In late December 2019, a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of a significant number of human cases of a respiratory disease in China. The current outbreak was first detected in Wuhan City, which is a major domestic and international economic and transport hub in China. In a month's time, the deadly virus had turned the world upside down, and fear had spread faster than the virus, which appears to be highly contagious but less lethal than its now well-known predecessors of the same coronavirus family, SARS and MERS-cov. This report outlines the potential impact of the virus on Africa's agriculture sector.

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