Received: 2020-03-18  |  Accepted: 2020-07-10  |  Published: 2020-09-30

Title

Effects of COVID-19 pandemy on African health, political and economic strategy


Abstract

The appearance of COVID-19 is proving to be a difficult challenge not only for Africa but for the whole world. In order to prevent and curb, the leaders of the countries had to introduce health, economic and political changes and regulations, which were repeatedly sharply criticized. Although statistics show that the spread of the virus in Africa was far from the same as in China, Europe or the Americas, the world's strictest restrictions had to be put in place to stop the pandemic. At the same time, Africa has cut itself off from its main supporters, making its economic situation more difficult and risking the already weak stability of African societies.


Keywords

Africa, COVID-19, social effects of coronavirus, crisis


JEL classifications

R59 , I15 , N17


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/42


DOI


HAL


Pages

630-644


Funding

The research is supported by Doctoral School of Safety and Secutity Studies, Óbuda Uniersity, Hungary

This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Besenyő, János
Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary http://uni-obuda.hu
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Kármán, Marianna
Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary http://uni-obuda.hu
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

2


Number

3


Issue date

September 2020


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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