According to the World Bank estimations, the losses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa could range between 37 and 79 billion USD in 2020.
The agricultural production could decrease by -2.6 to -7% which represents a real threat when it comes to food security.
The disruptions in the supply chain may also shrink by -13 to-25%
thus hindering food imports. In addition, a high number of workers in
the informal sector do not benefit from a social security coverage:
health insurance, unemployment benefit, paid leave⬦ In the face of the
pandemic, the World Bank favours a political and social approach as
Strengthening health systemsImplementing social security programmes to support the most disadvantaged workersSecuring the supply chain to avoid a food crisis in the regionElaborating a post COVID-19 exit plan.
Culled from Atlas Magazine- https://www.atlas-mag.net/en/article/sub-saharan-africa-in-the-face-of-covid-19