A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP
A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP

African countries ease coronavirus lockdowns to avoid hurting poor

  • Tough restrictions imposed to curb spread of Covid-19 may not work for poor nations, experts warn
  • Africa’s workers lack financial freedom to work from home or even forgo jobs and wages amid pandemic

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP
A mural advocates safety practices to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Photo: AFP
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