Africa Balances Safely Easing Lockdowns Against Economic Hardship

Some four months after the first COVID-19 case in Africa was reported in Egypt, countries on the continent are beginning to ease public health and social measures imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic in the face of a crippling economic downturn, with every month of lockdown predicted to cost the continent U.S.$65.7 billion, writes Franck Kuwonu for Africa Renewal.

Graphic illustrating the economic impact of COVID-19 (file photo).

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