So far, Africa has had more than 160,000 confirmed infections and nearly 5,000 deaths from COVID-19. Many experts believe the continent is only in the early stages of the pandemic. Economies are already affected.
Measures put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus are pushing millions of people in Africa into severe hunger, relief agencies warn. The locust plague in eastern Africa could exacerbate shortages.
Countries like South African and Nigeria have announced wide-ranging relief measures to help cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic. But it's still unclear when funds will be available and who can access them.
Several German states have allowed restaurants to serve guests once more. As Germany officially tipped over into recession, officials said the country was preparing to relax quarantine rules. Follow DW for the latest.
The UK has announced strict isolation measures. The IMF says a global recession could be worse than the global financial crisis. Follow DW for the latest.
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