Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP

China asked to write off more African debts as coronavirus hits economies

  • African countries ask for relief to focus on containing pandemic and absorb its impact on exports and GDP
  • World Bank and IMF add to call for G20 – of whom China is the biggest lender to Africa – to ease pressure on countries struggling to cope
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
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