Coronavirus epidemic: Navigating the tough COVID19 times

The coronavirus continues to destabilize the world and distort the status quo as far as livelihoods are concerned. Hardest hit are people relying on the informal economy to make their ends meet.

With restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus, how will communities without a SAFETY net navigate these times?

James Smart, a decorated journalist and Chevening Scholar, had a conversation with 9 merchants in the informal sector on their options based on the effects of coronavirus pandemic.

Through a series of Tweets, James Smart shared his interactions with small-scale traders and sought to access their views on the economic options available in the face of coronavirus epidemic.

  Full access and publication credits  were duly granted by James Smart.

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