The Covid-19 pandemic now entering its fifth month has sparked an unprecedented global health crisis that has fundamentally disrupted the social and economic fabric of all countries. Governments have imposed severe restrictions on movements and travel that have virtually locked down countries. Most African countries have imposed some degree of restrictions to protect the populations from the spread of the virus. This is clearly an important protective step, but we also need to consider the very real danger that the Covid-19 pandemic will leave. COVID-19 is overshadowing other challenges like locust in East Africa, and likely climate volatility issues such as drought and flooding that normally get attention and now, they may impact communities while everybody is looking somewhere else.
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