Opinion: The pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing (By Akinwumi A. Adesina)

The African Development Bank estimates that Covid-19 could cost Africa a GDP loss between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion in the worst case scenario ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2020/ — Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, as economies drastically slow down and supply chains are severely disrupted. …

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