Coronavirus in Africa tracker
IMF COVID 19 Pandemic Policy Tracker
IMF has a policy tracker that summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as of end-March 2020. The tracker includes 192 economies.
African Development Bank picks Citi for US dollar coronavirus bond sale
Citi has been appointed by the African Development Bank to help tap markets with a bond to finance governments and companies fighting coronavirus in Africa.
Africa knows how to fight viruses
Only three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the West African nation of Liberia. But even so, the country has sealed its borders, shut its airspace, and declared a state of emergency, closing schools, banning social and religious gatherings, and shuttering all but essential businesses.
South Africa Airways Temporary Suspends Commercial Operations at its North America Regional Office Due to COVID-19
South African Airways (SAA) has announced that after careful consideration and to comply with South Africa’s national 21-day lock-down to contain the spread of COVID-19, the decision has been taken to temporarily suspend all commercial operations at the SAA offices throughout the world until April 16, 2020.
Fight against coronavirus in Africa is an “existential war for the continent”
The head of the main public health body for the African Union, Africa CDC, has told CBS News that the coronavirus epidemic is an “existential war for the continent. “What’s keeping me up at night is two things,” Dr. John Nkengasong told CBS News’ Debora Patta: “That Africa will be hit in a significant way, just as we see is happening in Europe, and we don’t have the capacity to respond.”
Kenya Airways Stops Passenger Flights for the First Time in Four Decades
Kenyans on Twitter have rallied behind Kenya Airways after the national flag carrier announced it had stopped all passenger flights for the first time in four decades.
This decision, the airline confirmed, was brought about by an announcement by most governments to shut down airports so as to curb the spread of coronavirus.
“For over 40 years it’s been our pride to connect Africa to the World and the World to Africa. For the first time in our history we’ve put a pause on our flights. But as we do, we can’t wait to take to the skies with you again. Thank you for your loyalty. Stay safe,” the airline announced.
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