Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 on the Trade, Transport and Health Sectors of Burundi - Policy Brief

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the lives of the people in Burundi. The country has witnessed significant increase in its confirmed cases on 31st March 2020. The disruptive effects of the COVID-19 crisis on global, regional and national trade have received enormous attention recently. The reason is that the pandemic has strongly affected the least-developed countries, especially those in Africa due to their reliance on export of commodities and tourism, and imports of pharmaceutical products, medical and food products. The measures taken to curb the spread of the virus at national and international levels has impacted negatively on the economy of Burundi. This policy brief presents the recommendations of the study done on the impact of COVID-19 mainly on trade, health and transport sectors.