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Covid-19

Covid-19 Africa Observatory

More than anywhere else in the world, covid-crisis will not only be a public health challenge but also an economic and social one. Here the most updated data on the development of Covid-19 in the continent and most relevant macro-economic variables, with a particular focus on South Africa.

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More than anywhere else in the world, covid-crisis will not only be a public health challenge but also an economic and social one.

Africa is home to the most vulnerable communities and nations to the economic shockwaves of the 2020 covid world economic slowdown.

Africa is ill-equipped to face the epidemics as manufacturing capacity in the continent for medical supplies, protective devices, reagents and tests is negligible. World capital flows plunge, demand collapse, and volatility in exchange rates and commodity prices further limits the fiscal space for African countries to respond to the healthcare emergency.

The international community needs to focus its attention on the developments in the African continent and take immediate actions to facilitate effective responses by African health care systems and policy makers.

The greatest challenge of this time is not how to respond to the public health crisis, but how to devise the world of tomorrow. It is time to look beyond the emergency and prepare what will come afterwards.

Africa is the world’s newest front in the fight against covid-19 disease, each week we publish our “Africa Covid-19 Observatory“, a brief document with the most updated data on the development of Covid-19 in the continent and most relevant macro-economic variables, with a particular focus on South Africa, the base of our Africa-operations.


In the last month, the epidemic baricenter shifted towards the Global South, whereas the North registered mild developments

 

Source: The European House – Ambrosetti on worldometers data, 2020.

The epidemic in Africa is increasingly polarized, as South Africa is now the real epicenter with 32% of the continent confirmed cases

Source: The European House – Ambrosetti on worldometers data, 2020.


Focus on South Africa
The epidemic is hitting hard on Western Cape, where 50,000 have been found infected by Covid-19

 

Source: The European House – Ambrosetti on National Health Laboratory Service data, 2020.

World Bank claimed Subsaharan Africa will enter its first recession in 25 years.
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