Talk Africa: COVID-19 and the urban poor

COVID-19 has exposed gross inequalities among the world’s societies.

Early analysis of potential infection and mortality shows that the poor stand a disproportionately higher chance of being affected by the novel coronavirus.

This problem is increasingly being compounded by a rise is job losses and reducing incomes. So as the world battles COVID-19, what is the status of Africa’s Urban Poor? And what measures are being taken to protect their health and well-being?