Video Duration 02 minutes 15 seconds

South Asia braces for coronavirus

Concerns have been growing about the toll the coronavirus could take in the region.

With many of its countries already struggling to provide adequate healthcare to their populations, South Asia is feared by many to be the next coronavirus hotspot.

With a dense population of nearly two billion people, of whom hundreds of thousands are refugees, many are concerned that even the measures authorities are taking will not be enough.

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom takes a look at how the region is dealing with the challenge.