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Volume 9, Issue 6, December 2020, Page: 217-222
COVID-19 Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons for Developing Economies
Sumaya Kagoya, Department of Applied Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda
Received: Aug. 12, 2020;       Accepted: Aug. 31, 2020;       Published: Nov. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.20200906.12      View  43      Downloads  18
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine the Covid -19 challenges, opportunities and lessons for developing countries particularly Uganda. This is motivated by the covid -19 epidemic, which was first reported on 27 December 2019 in China- in the capital city of Wuhan, in Hubei province. This pandemic of covid- 19 began to spread like bush fire and affected mostly at first European nations of Italy, United Kingdom, German France, and United States of America (leading currently). The pandemic later in early March 2020 spread in Africa, which abruptly left them with no choice other than closure of their borders, implementation of WHO guidelines on covid 19. There was abrupt lockdown of sectors, which started from education to the rest, a part from the health sector to cater for the patients in many countries including Uganda and excluding Tanzania. This study utilized qualitative method; narrative approach and narrative data analysis were used from personal perspective point of view. Findings revealed that although covid 19 had challenges, it come along with opportunities and developing countries have been availed with plentiful lessons to learn to be able to cope up with post covid 19 as they pull up from the yelped and winced economies and attain sustainable development. This paper has limitations, implications and recommendations as detailed in the paper.
Keywords
COVID-19, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Developing Economies
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Sumaya Kagoya, COVID-19 Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons for Developing Economies, Social Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 6, 2020, pp. 217-222. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20200906.12
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