Government and Institutions

Lockdown in Africa could be an economic disaster

Alexander C. R. Hammond writes for CapX

Coronavirus is a challenge for every nation but in Africa countries could be doing more damage by imposing lockdown restrictions than could be done by the virus, says Alexander C. R. Hammond, Policy Adviser at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Writing for CapX, Alexander notes the economic impact – given most people cannot work from home and will face extreme poverty without income – as well as numerous examples of police and community brutality inflicted on people perceived to be breaking lockdown.

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