Coronavirus: Three ways African lives are being challenged

Nii Ntreh Mar 19, 2020 at 02:30pm

March 19, 2020 at 02:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

March 19, 2020 at 02:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Many African goovernments have had to adopt stringent health and security measures to deal with the coronavirus. Photo Credit: Pu;lse.com.gh

All across the world, governments and their peoples are resorting to unconventional means of living their lives in recognition of the threat posed by the coronavirus global pandemic.

These adjustments which have had to be made require resources and time that may not be conveniently at hand.

Africans have in no small way had to copy the rest of the world too. From the professional to the personal spaces, Africans have been forced to reckon with a virus that once seemed so far away.

The Googles and Facebooks of the world have asked their workers to work from home until a certain time. A lot of public spaces and gatherings in western Europe have also been banned by national and local governments.

In Spain, the government has been forced to nationalize all private health facilities while similar proposals are being considered in other countries.

Italy, statistically the worst-hit country by the coronavirus, has literally been locked down – no flights in or out except for essential travels.

So, how have Africans been challenged to readjust their ways of life by the coronavirus pandemic? These are three observations.

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