Covid-19: Nineteen African countries to benefit from IMF debt relief
19 April 2020 | 12:15 pm
As part of efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund has approved $500 million to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 countries, nineteen of them in Africa. Also, in DR Congo, the Gombe commune in the capital Kinshasa has been isolated from other neighbourhoods. It's suspected of being the epicentre of cases in the country, as our correspondent reports. And finally, a group of volunteers in Dakar are spreading the word about how people can slow down the spread of Covid-19. Our Observers team reports.
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