East African Business Plays Catch-Up After Covid-19 Bans End

Businesses across the region are racing to pick up the pieces after six months of Covid-19 restrictions, setting the stage for economic recovery and a rise in employment.  Restaurant and bar owners can breathe a sigh of relief after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted a ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks, bringing life back to this sector. Tanzania has already re-opened all its businesses and Uganda is set to resume international flights from October 1. According to a survey conducted by the East African Business Council, EAC partner states are expected to lose more than U.S.$54 billion of local tourism spend for 2020. Hours after Uganda's announcement, RwandAir said it would  resume operations at Entebbe International Airport on October 1.

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Kenya Airways maiden flight landed in Kisumu on July 15 on resumption of flights after Covid-19 break.

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