COVID-19: Social Protection and Fiscal implications by David J. Bakibinga

Covid-19 or corona virus is a type of flu, characterized by coughing, high fever and in the terminal stages pneumonia, which originated in China at the beginning of 2020. It spreads through droplet infection especially in crowded places.1 Covid-19 has resulted into over 3.51 million active cases and over 240,000 deaths globally.

While emphasis has been placed on health care management, including testing, distancing, quarantine, washing of hands and use of face masks as well as lock down to minimize the spread of the disease, Covid-19 pandemic has other implications which affect social protection, monetary and fiscal aspects which impact on countries, businesses, individuals and corporate bodies.

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