Traders decry coronavirus


THE new coronavirus has caused global economic disruptions as the pandemic, which started in China last November, spreads to over 150 countries, killing about 8,000 people.
As countries impose travel restrictions to contain the global pandemic that has spread to six continents, including Africa, trade around the world has adversely been affected and Zambia is not an exception.
Some traders in Zambia imposed self-travel bans on caution, way before the country recorded a case of the global pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
Cross-border traders in the country say they cannot travel to Asia and Europe where most of them buy their goods mainly as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and also due to travel restrictions around the world.
The traders shared that they are now concentrating on purchasing their commodities online when they run out of stock in view of some country lockdowns owing to the rampant spread of the new coronavirus.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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