Vulnerable Countries Could Become Next Coronavirus Hotspots Including Afghanistan

As coronavirus spreads around the globe, health experts and aid groups fear some of the world’s most vulnerable countries could become new hotspots for COVID-19.

Most are concerned about over-crowded refugee camps and countries that are already facing a crisis — whether that be conflict, malnutrition, another epidemic or over-burdened healthcare systems.

Analysis from aid organisation CARE listed 15 “very high risk countries”, most of them in the Middle East and Africa including Afghanistan.

It found they had three times higher exposure to epidemics and six times higher risk in terms of accessing healthcare.

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