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TitleCOVID-19: Lockdown exit strategies for Africa
SubjectCOVID 19
Date of Publication202005
PublisherThe Economic Commission for Africa
Number of Pages38 pages
Geographical CoverageAfrica
KeywordsCOVID 19 Pandemic
Abstractthe ECA proposes seven exit strategies that provide sustainable, albeit reduced, economic activity. The report sets out some of the exit strategies being proposed and tried around the world and outlines the risks involved for African countries. With the lockdowns came serious challenges for Africa’s economies, including a drop in demand for products and services; lack of operational cash flow; reduction of opportunities to meet new customers; businesses were closed; issues with changing business strategies and offering alternative products and services; a decline in worker production and productivity from working at home; logistics and shipping of products; and difficulties in obtaining supplies of raw materials essential for production. Among the most sensitive issues facing policymakers is the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on food security. The seven lockdown exit strategies being proposed by the think tank are identified from proposals and trials around the world. They are assessed with respect to the extent to which each strategy minimizes uncertainty over fatalities. In most cases, countries are applying a combination of several strategies such as testing, contact tracing and gradual segmented reopening
Copyright HolderThe Economic Commission for Africa
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