How COVID-19 is adding to global poverty


The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world with almost 21 million people  infected and more than 750-thousand dead.  The impact is being acutely felt in middle and lower income countries where decades of progress against poverty could fade as the pandemic further exacerbates the gap between the rich and poor. More than 100 million people are expected to join those living in extreme poverty — that’s surviving on just $1.90 or less a day. 

Anand Naidoo spoke with professor Ravi Ramamurthy and economist Ken Gichinga to discuss how nations in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are dealing with the crisis.