Fearing coronavirus, African city dwellers flee to the countryside

Fearing coronavirus, African city dwellers flee to the countryside

"I am going back home because of corona", said Amina Barasa, her yellow headscarf standing out in the dark bus. "There you just stay in your compound where your movements are very limited. Here in the city you brush shoulders with so many people", she said. Travelers in other African cities - from Nairobi to Kampala, Johannesburg and Rabat - are also heading to the countryside, worrying officials who say this helped spread diseases like Ebola in other outbreaks.

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