‚Complete collapse of economies‘ ahead as Africa faces virus

Unless the virus’ spread can be controlled, up to 50% of all projected job growth in Africa will be lost as aviation, services, exports, mining, agriculture and the informal sector all take a hit, Eziakonwa, the United Nations Development Program regional director for Africa, said. “We will see a complete collapse of economies and livelihoods. Livelihoods will be wiped out in a way we have never seen before,” she warned. [AP News]