In a report prepared by the united nations economic commission for Africa (ECA), it is estimated that the continent is on track to lose 1.4% of its gross domestic product as a result of the impact created by the coronasmittan. And the numbers look to get even worse.
”Africa could lose one-half of the gross domestic product”, said ECA director Vera Songwe said in a statement.
it is expected of Africa to have lost the equivalent of 300 billion dollars on the basis of a fall-off in trade with China and closed the borders vis-à-vis the rest of the world. It is one that affects both trade and tourism. Also, the fall in oil prices takes its toll on many of Africa's commodity-dependent economies, and it could see its oil revenues decrease by an equivalent of 190 billion usd by 2020.
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the president of South africa Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP)
the population has seen a rapid increase in the use of the infected in the last couple of days, and on Monday decided the country's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, with large parts of the South, will be closed for three weeks from Thursday.
the decision was previously taken out of Rwanda. The republic of Namibia close to their limits. Other countries to close their airports. Algeria, and Egypt, with 19 of the deaths were on top of the list of african countries that have been hardest hit so far.
the Question now is whether others will follow suit and isolate themselves from the world around us is already trying to isolate themselves from Africa and other parts of the world. Anything that could have a negative impact.
"The economic impact of the health can be much greater than that of the epidemic," said Anna Mia Ekström, professor of global infektionsepidemiologi at the Karolinska institute in stockholm.
it is very much dependent on the outside world, and particularly China, imports of raw materials and the import of industrial products, and, not least, medicines. Tourism is also an important source of income for many developing countries. When the flights are in may, that I have seen in the mouth of the blank. As well, the trade on which the local trade will be affected. And when the day to day trading to stop working on due to fear or lack of goods, then it affects the people's livelihood can be immediately, and it is much faster than that of the us.
the Travelers can be out of order to make sure your body temperature before getting on a bus in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo credit: Simon Wohlfahrt/PURPOSE:
Anna Mia Ekström, point to the to many africans, the lack of savings in the bank, and do not have the ability to store food in the same way that a man can do, among others in Europe, which gives it a great effect.
" of Poverty could dramatically increase. As soon as the people are hungry, and don't get a hold of the drugs and are unable to get to their jobs or to the markets with the help of the local public transportation, it can be exploited for political purposes. It is a risk to the protests, the looting and the violence, " she said.
in order to be able to deal with coronasmittan than in other parts of the world, " says Anna Mia Ekström. Many of the countries are in the habit of responding to crises, and epidemics, the population is, in itself, gives the African a favor.
" Africa has a much younger population than other parts of the world, with only 3 per cent are over the age of 65 years. Thus, they have very, very few of the groups that we know today. On the other hand, many people have weak immune system due to untreated hiv / aids, malnutrition, or other diseases. However, the economic impact could, in turn, have major social and, in the long term public health consequences are difficult to foresee. This can lead to an increase in poverty, because the margins are so small.
minister of development cooperation, mr Peter Eriksson (MP). Photo credit: Adam Daver
to protect its citizens from the coronavirus there is a risk of other deadly diseases continue to spread. No, Sweden's minister of development cooperation, mr Peter Eriksson (MP), is well aware of that. According to Eriksson, the government is working now on a set of elements of the assistance that is currently provided, and focus more on the health sector in order to strengthen it.
" It may not end up with more and more people are dying of malaria, or tuberculosis, in which thousands and thousands are dying each and every day. If you are investing all of the coronan, and you end up with more people dying than in the covid-19 and then, of course, ended in failure. There are, it is important that Sweden contribute to the number of resources in the health sector, " he said.
On the question to what Sweden could do in a time to come " says Peter Eriksson, Sweden at the beginning of the coronakrisen, among other things, has given to the world health organization, the WHO, 40 million for its crisis management fund. The money, which, inter alia, have passed the tests on the suspected carriers.
" yes, Yes, I do believe that canada must be prepared to do so. During the week, with a new request from the world health organization and OCHA, working with the humanitarian aid for more money, in order to cope with the crisis, the humanitarian and health crisis. Where are we preparing to be by the Side of providing more resources and give more to the WHO's crisis management fund. Africa has the greatest need. the Egyptian museum in Cairo should be. Photo credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP)
in Africa, the effects. According to Anna Mia Ekström, this would, in turn, be able to create new flows of migrants from Africa to Europe in the wake of the coronasmittan.
" It would be very well able to think for themselves. For those who are coming from Africa, the poverty and the dream of a better life is the main driving force. The driver can, of course, be even larger when poverty is on the rise, " she said.
" the Poor are more sensitive for small fluctuations of the economy. They have a daily low-income, and they may sell fruit along the road, or clean up at a hotel, so there are no tourists, and where is that in the absence of any social safety net. As the income is reduced to zero instantly, and this brings tremendous consequences, many of which have no margins at all, it's money in the bank, and unemployment insurance did not exist. Many of them are also young, with 40 per cent under 15 years of age and, sometimes, families dependent on an income to put food on the table.
" it makes It really hard. In a moment of crisis, people tend to put their own house in order in the first place, " said Anna Mia Ekström.
" you can have him. We can see this tendency in the public debate in Sweden, and it is available in other countries as well. Some say that, for now, we need to take care of our own problems, and the reduction of international solidarity.
" But we are all a part of the world, and it is so incredibly clear today that if we are going to solve the big issues then there is found the common solutions that we are working together, both rich and poor countries. The next time, it can be more than just a disease. We need to support those countries that do not work, it will help us, too.<