From complete lockdowns of cities, to building new hospitals, rich countries appear to be better suited in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

But covid-19 is straining the healthcare systems of some developing countries.

This raises fears that nations whose hospitals are closed or ill-equipped may not be able to cope.

Conflict zones are of a particular concern.

Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli has declared a state of emergency.

It's ordered the closure of its land, air and sea crossings - as well as schools for three weeks.

Yemen's Saudi-backed government has suspended all flights to and from airports under its control for two weeks

And Syria has delayed its parliamentary elections and cancelled most public events.

So, can developing nations and those in conflict zones, handle a global pandemic?

Dr Ihsan Eidi - A Cardiologist at a hospital in Syria's northern province of Idlib.

Joelle Bassoul - Middle East and Eastern Europe Media Manager for Save the Children.

Claudia Gazzini - Senior Libya Analyst at the International Crisis Group and a former Policy Adviser to the UN Libya Envoy, Ghassan Salame.

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