Countries will start looking inward and isolationism is likely to be a driver for both economic and foreign policy.
Turkey answered Italy's call for help to battle the pandemic, and that has opened a door.
Even though the situation appears to be under control, there are fears of a rapid coronavirus spread in Africa where most hospitals are short of equipment and trained staff.
The time to act in Africa is now, before the pandemic peaks on the continent.
The former colony of Italy sends some of its best doctors to help the world’s worst-hit coronavirus hotspot in Europe.
Iraq's health ministry, the only official outlet for information on the coronavirus, dismissed the reports. The ministry said the total number of confirmed cases stands at 772, with 54 deaths.
The US healthcare system is clearly broken and the pandemic shows us why.
Health workers of immigrant background are helping to prop up systems in developed countries, as governments struggle to cope with the number of those sick with the Covid-19 virus.
Will we see a new cold war emerge?
The US State Department clearly signalled last week that it was eyeing specific talent from the developing world, especially those with skills to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
The relentless attacks and revolving door of mercenaries widen Libyans' exposure to the pandemic.
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