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The novel coronavirus was first reported as a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China on 31 December 2019.
This Policy Brief presents a preliminary assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID -19 on Zimbabwe on the basis of some known and observable facts as opposed to a detailed and robust analysis. It identifies the possible impact transmission channels based on the structure of Zimbabwean economy, it’s geography and socio-political factors; the possible effects on Zimbabwean socio-economic development; and proffers some policy recommendations.
The objective of this project is to strengthen resilience of agricultural livelihoods of vulnerable communities,
particularly women, in southern Zimbabwe in the face of increasing climate risks and impacts.