The coronavirus epidemic continues to disrupt life across the world. The disruption is all but gathering steam in affected even virus-free African countries. The rate of infection is lower on the continent as compared to Europe, Asia and parts of the Americas, where lockdowns are in place.
The impact on gatherings is an area that most African governments have moved to control. A number of business conferences were cancelled on account of the pandemic. A number of governments have also declared State of Emergencies.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa extensively outlined the economic impact of the pandemic on the economy – mining, tourism – in his first address on Saturday. In Nigeria, the government is looking to revise the current budget.
Our main coronavirus hub is seized with major developments around the epidemic. This piece will focus on the impact on business with emphasis on a raft of incidents that have been undertaken.
- Nigeria to slash budget by
- Ghana, Kenya telcos review mobile money charges
- South Africa apex bank warns against currency scam
- Nigeria reduces petrol price
- Rwanda, Ethiopia move to control prices of essentials
- Nambia economy hit
- Zimbabwe suspends international trade fair
- African airlines to lose big – IATA