Technology as an Enabler for Addressing the COVID-19 Challenges in the East African Community
Zgovu, Evious Kingswell
African Economic Research Consortium
The COVID-19 pandemic has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and damaged economies worldwide. COVID-19 control measures such as social distancing, curfews and lockdowns restricted non-essential physical human interactions, thus impaired production, exchange and consumption of goods and services, and ultimately damaged livelihoods and economies. The EAC Partner States, like other countries in the world, are faced with the challenge of sustaining normal life during the pandemic and setting on a recovery trajectory after the COVID-19 crisis.